Submission Title

Perceived Realism as a Moderator of the Association between Media Exposure and Beliefs about Sexual Interactions and Assault

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Subject Area

Psychology

Description

Survey research with young adults (N= 119) examined the associations among media exposure, perceived realism of media, and beliefs about sexual interactions and assault. Viewers who reported higher perceived realism of media were more likely to endorse the heterosexual script and several rape myths, above and beyond media exposure. One implication of these findings is that interventions aimed to reduce the effects of media on risky sexual behaviors should focus on viewer perceptions of the realism of media portrayals of sexual and romantic interactions, rather than simply time spent with media.

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Perceived Realism as a Moderator of the Association between Media Exposure and Beliefs about Sexual Interactions and Assault

Jereld R. Nicholson Library: Grand Avenue

Survey research with young adults (N= 119) examined the associations among media exposure, perceived realism of media, and beliefs about sexual interactions and assault. Viewers who reported higher perceived realism of media were more likely to endorse the heterosexual script and several rape myths, above and beyond media exposure. One implication of these findings is that interventions aimed to reduce the effects of media on risky sexual behaviors should focus on viewer perceptions of the realism of media portrayals of sexual and romantic interactions, rather than simply time spent with media.