Year of Award
Dissertation - Campus Access Only
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Department or School/College
College of Education and Human Sciences
John Sommers-Flanagan, Veronica Johnson
Kirsten Murray, Sara Polanchek, Patty Kero
Corporal Punishment, Pornography use, Rape Myth Acceptance
University of Montana
This non-experimental correlational design examined associations between self-reported pornography use, corporal punishment, and rape myth acceptance. Further, this study explored pornography use and experiences with corporal punishment in childhood as predictors of rape myth acceptance. Additionally, this study investigated differences in corporal punishment experiences and rape myth acceptance between those who primarily watch mainstream vs. nonmainstream pornography. Participants (n = 90) were sampled from students at the University of Montana. No statistically significant associations were found between corporal punishment, frequency of pornography use, and rape myth acceptance as measured by the Personal History of Punishment Inventory (Kaplan, 1992), Pornography Use Questionnaire (Hald and Štulhofer, 2016), and Illinois Rape Myth Acceptance Scale (Payne, Lonsway, & Fitzgerald, 1999). An association between experiences with corporal punishment and frequency of pornography use was statistically significant (p = 0.03). Two post hoc analyses found statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) between men and women on their IRMA scores and their frequency of pornography use. A third post hoc analyses approached statistical significance (p = 0.07) on differences in PHPI scores between men and women. The final post hoc analyses found a statistically significant difference (p < 0.05) on PHPI scores between individuals who consumed pornography and those who did not. Limitations, implications and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Scott, Kathryn Aubrey, "PORNOGRAPHY USE AND CORPORAL PUNISHMENT AS PREDICTORS OF RAPE MYTH ACCEPTANCE" (2018). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 11240.
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