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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.

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Geographies Tested: United States of America

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

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

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.

Original 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

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