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Rape Myths, Rape Culture and Undergraduate Students: An Analysis of the University of Guelph’s Sexual Violence Prevention Education

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Title: Rape Myths, Rape Culture and Undergraduate Students: An Analysis of the University of Guelph’s Sexual Violence Prevention Education
Author: Kavcic, Keely E.
Department: Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Program: Sociology
Advisor: Morton, Mavis
Abstract: Sexual violence is an issue pervasive on university and college campuses, however research on this topic has primarily been focused in the United States, and focuses on experiences of sexual violence, with limited focus on the social system it flourishes within. Guided by the principles of Community Engaged Scholarship, this research project utilizes a feminist framework to examine rape culture on the University of Guelph campus, and the impact of education efforts in mitigating rape culture and rape myth acceptance. Through the use of online survey modules, and focus groups, this research project finds that while education offered does have an impact on student’s acceptance of rape myths, male students are still more likely to accept these myths over female students. Based on the findings of this research project, it is recommended that future research focus on the impact of sexual violence prevention education on male students specifically.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10214/21130
Date: 2020-08
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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