Rape-Supportive Attributions Scale (RAPE-SUPPORT)

Rape-Supportive Attributions Scale (RAPE-SUPPORT) is a 4-item measure to assess respondents' attributions about sexual interactions from 4 different vignettes. The scenarios given cover rape by a stranger, early date rape, late date rape and marital rape.


Short Measure

ITEMS:

1. How violent do you feel this situation was?
2. How psychologically damaged do you feel "Jenny" will be from this experience?
3. To what degree were "Kevin's" actions a violation of "Jenny's" rights?
4. How certain are you that this incident would be considered rape?

Response Options:
10-point Likert scale of intensity
Minimal - 1
Maximum - 10

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

United States of America

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female
Male

AGE RANGE:
Adults

Scoring Procedures:

Item scores are reverse-scored then summed to create the total scale score. Higher scores reflect the endorsement of greater rape-supportive attributions.

PRIMARY CITATION:

Monson, C. M., Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., & Binderup, T. (2000). Does “no” really mean “no” after you say “yes”: Attributions about date and marital rape. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 15(11), 1156-1174. https://doi.org/10.1177/088626000015011003

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

HIGH

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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