ORCID Identifiers

0000-0001-8669-3327

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Social Sciences

Publication Date

1-1-2018

Abstract

© 2019 by the authors. Despite numerous interventions to promote gender equality, sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest prevalence rates of non-partner sexual assault in the world, thus constituting a major social and public health issue in the region. As social workers frequently provide services to this population, an exploratory cross-sectional study was conducted to explore rape myth acceptance among undergraduate social work students studying in Namibia. Findings revealed the positive influence of social work education in reducing rape myth acceptance, as well as highlighting the influence of age, gender, country of origin, self-identification as a feminist, and religiosity on rape myth acceptance among this population.

ISSN

2076-0760

Publisher

MDPI AG

Volume

7

Issue

9

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Africa, Attitudes, Rape myths, Social work, Students

Scopus ID

85069786715

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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