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Citation

Megías JL, Romero-Sánchez M, Durán M, Moya M, Bohner G. Span. J. Psychol. 2011; 14(2): 912-925.

Affiliation

Universidad de Granada, Spain. jlmegias@ugr.es

Copyright

(Copyright © 2011, Complutense University of Madrid, Publisher Cambridge University Press)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

22059335

Abstract

Two studies were conducted with college students to validate the Spanish-language version of the "Acceptance of Modern Myths about Sexual Aggression" scale (AMMSA) (Gerger, Kley, Bohner & Siebler, 2007). This scale assesses modern myths about sexual aggression in a subtle way. In Study 1, 305 students completed the Spanish AMMSA and other scales with related content. In Study 2, 263 participants completed the Spanish AMMSA and answered questions about a hypothetical sexual assault perpetrated by a young man against a female acquaintance. The Spanish AMMSA showed high internal consistency and adequate evidence of validity in both studies. Compared to traditional scales of rape myth acceptance, mean scores on the AMMSA were higher and their distributions more closely approximated normality. These findings suggest that the Spanish version of the AMMSA scale is a useful instrument to study the social perception of sexual aggression.


Language: en

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