The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English

Gerger H, Kley H, Bohner G, Siebler F (2007)
AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR 33(5): 422-440.

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Scales of rape myth acceptance (RMA) often yield low means and skewed distributions. This is proposed to be because of a change in rape-related beliefs toward more subtle content. Incorporating insights from racism and sexism research, a 30-item self-report scale measuring the acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression (AMMSA) is presented. Across four studies (total N = 1,279), the reliability and validity of parallel German and English versions of the AMMSA scale were examined. The results show that both language versions are highly reliable; compared with a traditional RMA scale, means of AMMSA scores are higher and their distributions more closely approximate normality. Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses provide evidence for the AMMSA scale's concurrent and predictive construct validity.
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Gerger H, Kley H, Bohner G, Siebler F. The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. 2007;33(5):422-440.
Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner, G., & Siebler, F. (2007). The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, 33(5), 422-440.
Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner, G., and Siebler, F. (2007). The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR 33, 422-440.
Gerger, H., et al., 2007. The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, 33(5), p 422-440.
H. Gerger, et al., “The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English”, AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR, vol. 33, 2007, pp. 422-440.
Gerger, H., Kley, H., Bohner, G., Siebler, F.: The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR. 33, 422-440 (2007).
Gerger, Heike, Kley, Hanna, Bohner, Gerd, and Siebler, Frank. “The acceptance of modern myths about sexual aggression scale: Development and validation in German and English”. AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR 33.5 (2007): 422-440.
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