Sex Role Stereotypical Victim Blame Attributions Scale (BLAME)

Sex Role Stereotypical Victim Blame Attributions Scale (BLAME) is a 4-item measure to assess respondents' victim-blaming 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 much control did "Jenny" have in this situation?
2. How much did "Jenny" enjoy this situation?
3. How obligated was "Jenny" to engage in sexual relations in this case?
4. How interested was "Jenny" in having sexual relations?

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 sex role stereotypical 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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