P04. Examining Rape Myth Acceptance Among College Students: Varsity Athletes Compared to Non-Athletes


Among students in an Upstate New York comprehensive college surveyed in 2019, varsity athletes had higher Rape Myth Acceptance (RMA) total scores and for all subscales except "It's not really rape" when using the Revised Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale. While women had lower RMA in comparison to men, female athletes RMA scores were significantly higher than female non-athletes, except for the "Alcohol subdomain. Female varsity athlete scores were similar to overall male RMA scores.

Poster Category: Research


Presenter(s): Margaret DiVita, PhD, MS, and  Sarah Beshers, PhD (SUNY Cortland)

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