The Role of Gender-Related Constructs in the Tolerance of Dating Violence: A Multivariate Analysis

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dc.contributor.authorMacLean, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-28T19:43:59Z
dc.date.available2014-11-28T19:43:59Z
dc.date.created2014
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/31822
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-6723
dc.description.abstractUsing a purposive sampling technique, this study employed an online questionnaire to assess the relationship between attitudes towards gender-related constructs (e.g. rape myth acceptance, shared power in relationships, the acceptability of dating violence and perceived seriousness of dating violence) and the tolerance of dating violence among undergraduate students in the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Ottawa. Linear regression models were conducted to identify the most salient predictors of the tolerance of dating violence. A general/combined model was examined as well as three subtype-specific models (e.g. psychological, physical and sexual dating violence). A total of seven predictor variables were entered into each model in three blocks: sociodemographic variables were entered first, followed by sex and then gender-related constructs (e.g. rape myth acceptance, power in relationships, the acceptability and seriousness of dating violence). The results identify a number of variables that are associated with the tolerance of dating violence scales and some that led to a decrease in scores on these scales. Findings suggest that the link between gender-related constructs and the tolerance of dating violence is complex and multidimensional and warrants further research to explain the variation observed.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectDating violence
dc.subjectAttitudes
dc.subjectMasculinity
dc.subjectIntimate partner violence
dc.subjectRape myth acceptance
dc.subjectGender role construction
dc.subjectViolence against women
dc.titleThe Role of Gender-Related Constructs in the Tolerance of Dating Violence: A Multivariate Analysis
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
dc.contributor.supervisorJohnson, Holly
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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