Forcible Date Rape (FDR) Scale

Forcible Date Rape (FDR) Scale is a 6-item measure of attitudes regarding the acceptability of sexual assault perpetrated by a male on a date with a female in different scenarios.


ITEMS:

A male and female college student go out on a date. Afterward, they go to his apartment and sit in front of the fireplace for a while and sip a glass of wine. He kisses her and, even though she resists his advances, uses his superior strength to force her to have sexual intercourse.
For each of the conditions below, indicate how acceptable you consider the male's behavior in the above example

1. If she had gotten him sexually excited.
2. If she let him touch her breasts.
3. If they had dated each other for a long time.
4. If she was going to have intercourse with him and then changed her mind.
5. If she led him on.
6. If he was so sexually excited he couldn't stop.

Response Options:
Definitely acceptable - 1
Mildly acceptable - 2
Not sure - 3
Mildly unacceptable - 4
Definitely unacceptable - 5

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

The mean of the 6 items is calculated for the total score.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Fischer, G. J., & Chen, J. (1994). The attitudes toward Forcible Date Rape (FDR) Scale: Development of a measurement model. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 16(1), 33-51. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02229064

Psychometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

MEDIUM
Total Score: 4.00/8 Points (MEDIUM) 

Citation Frequency

LOW

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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