Influence of Rape Myth Acceptance on Responsibility to Rape Action, and Degree of Rape Trauma: Student Nurses' Perception

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/603077
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influence of Rape Myth Acceptance on Responsibility to Rape Action, and Degree of Rape Trauma: Student Nurses' Perception
Other Titles:
The Psychological Welfare of Nursing Students [Session]
Author(s):
Ogunfowokan, Adesola A.; Gbenu, Francisca Eghonghon; Olajubu, AanuOluwapo; Gbenu, Francisca Eghonghon; Olajubu, AanuOluwapo
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Tau Lambda-at-Large
Author Details:
Adesola A. Ogunfowokan, RN, RM, RPHN, FWACN, adesolaogunfowokan@gmail.com; Francisca Eghonghon Gbenu, RN, RM; AanuOluwapo Olajubu, RN, RM, RPHN
Abstract:
Session presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: The study employed a descriptive-explorative design and was conducted among part-time student nurses of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. One hundred and sixteen students participated in the study. The study was aimed at exploring the Rape Myth Acceptance (RMA) of the students. It also determined the influence of the students’ RMA and gender on their perception of victims’ and perpetrators’ responsibilities in cases of acquaintance, stranger, marital and date rape; and degree of trauma experienced by rape victim. An adapted structured questionnaire containing Rape Myth Acceptance Scale with four rape vignettes was used to collect data. Data generated was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. Results showed that 46% of the students had Low Rape Myth Acceptance (LRMA) while 54% had High Rape Myth Acceptance (HRMA). Less than 50% of the students with HRMA and LRMA assigned ‘lots of responsibility’ to the perpetrator in marital rape while fewer numbers of males (32%) and females (33%) assigned ‘lots of responsibility’ to perpetrators in acquaintance rape. No statistically significant difference existed between those that had LRMA and HRMA in their rating of perpetrator’s responsibility (p = 0.7) but, a statistically significant difference existed in their rating of victim’s responsibility (p = 0.02). However, RMA of the students influenced their perception of degree of trauma when the victim is a prostitute (p = 0.12); a married woman (p =0.21); and a divorced woman (p = 0.05). Also, a smaller percentage of males and females assigned ‘definitely traumatic’ to a prostitute (7.1%, 4.5%), and a divorced woman (17.9%, 26.1%) in perceiving the degree of rape trauma. It is concluded that acceptance of rape myth is still high among student nurses who have the opportunity to manage rape victims and perpetrators in their clinical practice.
Keywords:
Rape Myth Acceptance; Perception; Student Nurses
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15E25
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleInfluence of Rape Myth Acceptance on Responsibility to Rape Action, and Degree of Rape Trauma: Student Nurses' Perceptionen
dc.title.alternativeThe Psychological Welfare of Nursing Students [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorOgunfowokan, Adesola A.en
dc.contributor.authorGbenu, Francisca Eghonghonen
dc.contributor.authorOlajubu, AanuOluwapoen
dc.contributor.authorGbenu, Francisca Eghonghonen
dc.contributor.authorOlajubu, AanuOluwapoen
dc.contributor.departmentTau Lambda-at-Largeen
dc.author.detailsAdesola A. Ogunfowokan, RN, RM, RPHN, FWACN, adesolaogunfowokan@gmail.com; Francisca Eghonghon Gbenu, RN, RM; AanuOluwapo Olajubu, RN, RM, RPHNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/603077en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Monday, November 9, 2015: The study employed a descriptive-explorative design and was conducted among part-time student nurses of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. One hundred and sixteen students participated in the study. The study was aimed at exploring the Rape Myth Acceptance (RMA) of the students. It also determined the influence of the students’ RMA and gender on their perception of victims’ and perpetrators’ responsibilities in cases of acquaintance, stranger, marital and date rape; and degree of trauma experienced by rape victim. An adapted structured questionnaire containing Rape Myth Acceptance Scale with four rape vignettes was used to collect data. Data generated was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16. Results showed that 46% of the students had Low Rape Myth Acceptance (LRMA) while 54% had High Rape Myth Acceptance (HRMA). Less than 50% of the students with HRMA and LRMA assigned ‘lots of responsibility’ to the perpetrator in marital rape while fewer numbers of males (32%) and females (33%) assigned ‘lots of responsibility’ to perpetrators in acquaintance rape. No statistically significant difference existed between those that had LRMA and HRMA in their rating of perpetrator’s responsibility (p = 0.7) but, a statistically significant difference existed in their rating of victim’s responsibility (p = 0.02). However, RMA of the students influenced their perception of degree of trauma when the victim is a prostitute (p = 0.12); a married woman (p =0.21); and a divorced woman (p = 0.05). Also, a smaller percentage of males and females assigned ‘definitely traumatic’ to a prostitute (7.1%, 4.5%), and a divorced woman (17.9%, 26.1%) in perceiving the degree of rape trauma. It is concluded that acceptance of rape myth is still high among student nurses who have the opportunity to manage rape victims and perpetrators in their clinical practice.en
dc.subjectRape Myth Acceptanceen
dc.subjectPerceptionen
dc.subjectStudent Nursesen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:42:49Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:42:49Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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