The Effect of Male Incarceration on Rape Myth Acceptance: Application of Propensity Score Matching Technique

Agata Debowska, Daniel Boduszek, Katie Dhingra, Matthew DeLisi

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The aim is to assess the effect of imprisonment on rape myth acceptance. The research used a sample of male prisoners incarcerated for non-sexual crimes (n = 98) and a sample of males drawn from the general population (n = 160). Simple linear regression did not indicate a significant effect of incarceration on rape myth acceptance. After controlling for background covariates using propensity score matching, analysis revealed a positive significant effect of incarceration on rape myth acceptance. Although further research is required, results indicate that being subject to incarceration has a significant positive effect on stereotypical thinking about rape.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-643
Number of pages10
JournalDeviant Behavior
Volume37
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016

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