Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implicit Objectification and Sexual Aggression Myths in Japanese Culture
by Bezouska, Saori, Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2014, 170; 3644959
Abstract (Summary)

In recent years, violence against women has surfaced as a major global health issue. In Japan, sexual violence is underresearched and underreported. Thus, the current state of research affairs in Japan hinders global efforts to reduce gender-based violence around the world. To fill a research gap, the goal of this study was to investigate relationships between, and gender differences in, the implicit dehumanization of women (animalization and objectification), disgust sensitivity, explicit sex-role attitudes, and acceptance of sexual aggression myths among Japanese adults. Gender effects on cognitive and attitudinal variables were evaluated using one-way MANOVA, and relationships between variables were evaluated using hierarchical multiple regression analyses. A total of 86 participants (52 males and 34 females) completed a web-based implicit association test and self-report scales. While no significant gender differences were found, the overall regression model supported a positive effect of objectification of women and disgust sensitivity on acceptance of sexual aggression myths.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Giddie, Lord
Commitee: Machizawa, Sayaka, Viertharler, Juli
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: International Psychology: Organizations and Systems Concentration
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 76/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Asian Studies, Behavioral psychology, Social psychology
Keywords: Disgust sensitivity, Egalitarian sex-role attitudes, Iat, Implicit dehumanization, Japanese culture, Sexual aggression
Publication Number: 3644959
ISBN: 978-1-321-33427-2
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