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Creating lasting attitude and behavior change in fraternity members and male student athletes: The qualitative impact of an empathy-based rape prevention program.
Violence Against Women (2007)
  • John D. Foubert, Oklahoma State University
  • Brad C. Perry
Abstract
Fraternity members and male student athletes responded to open-ended questions assessing the impact of an empathy-based rape prevention program. All participants reported either lasting attitude or behavior changes; most reported both. Participants reported increased understanding of how rape might feel and attributed this change to seeing a videotape describing a male-on-male rape situation. Participants refrained from telling jokes about rape and reported feeling more effective when helping survivors seeking assistance. These behavior changes were attributed to the videotape and to a section of the program encouraging participants to confront rape jokes and challenge sexist behaviors.
Keywords
  • rape,
  • sexual assault,
  • the men's program,
  • behavior change,
  • police rape training video
Publication Date
2007
Citation Information
John D. Foubert and Brad C. Perry. "Creating lasting attitude and behavior change in fraternity members and male student athletes: The qualitative impact of an empathy-based rape prevention program." Violence Against Women Iss. 13 (2007)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_foubert/22/