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dc.contributor.advisorMorrison, Melanie
dc.creatorCherniawsky, Sydney 1994-
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-03T22:28:42Z
dc.date.available2019-01-03T22:28:42Z
dc.date.created2018-12
dc.date.issued2019-01-03
dc.date.submittedDecember 2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10388/11700
dc.description.abstractCommon sexual assault prevention strategies emphasize potential victims’ responsibility to protect themselves. Using a feminist theoretical approach, the present research assesses the unintended, negative consequences that result from taking a victim-focused approach to sexual assault prevention. A between-participants experimental design was employed, whereby participants (N = 321) were randomly assigned to one of three conditions: 1) victim-focused prevention tips (n = 114); 2) perpetrator-focused prevention tips (n = 103); or 3) study tips (i.e., for control purposes; n = 104). Following prevention tip exposure, participants read a sexual assault vignette and completed measures of victim culpability, perpetrator culpability, and several related constructs. Results indicated that participants who received victim-focused prevention tips attributed significantly more blame to the victim based on the vignette than participants in the perpetrator-focused condition. Implications of the findings are discussed.
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dc.subjectSexual Assault Prevention
dc.subjectVictim Blaming
dc.subjectFeminism
dc.title"You should have known better:" The Social Implications of Victim-Focused Sexual Assault Prevention Tips
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2019-01-03T22:28:42Z
thesis.degree.departmentPsychology
thesis.degree.disciplineApplied Social
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Saskatchewan
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)
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dc.contributor.committeeMemberMorrison, Todd
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLovrod, Marie
dc.contributor.committeeMemberQuinlan, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.committeeMemberPrime, Steven


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