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Effects of a rape awareness program on college women: Increasing bystander efficacy and willingness to intervene.
Journal of Community Psychology (2010)
  • John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University
  • Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling, University of South Alabama
Abstract
An experimental study evaluated the efficacy of a sexual assault riskr eduction program on 279 college women that focused on learning characteristics of male perpetrators and teaching bystander intervention techniques. After seeing The Women’s Program, participants reported significantly greater bystander efficacy and significantly greater willingness to help than before seeing the program. Participants outperformed a control group. Rape myth acceptance also declined among program participants. Implications for rape awareness programming are discussed.
Keywords
  • The Women's Program,
  • Risk Reduction,
  • Bystander Intervention,
  • Bystander Efficacy,
  • Bystander Willingness,
  • Rape Myth,
  • John Foubert
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
John D. Foubert and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling. "Effects of a rape awareness program on college women: Increasing bystander efficacy and willingness to intervene." Journal of Community Psychology Iss. 38 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_foubert/16/