Effect of Supporter Characteristics on Expression of Negative Social Reactions Toward Rape Survivors in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
2010 (English)In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 31, no 8, 668-685 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using a community representative sample of 1,505 adults we examined interpretations of rape situations in order to establish attitudes toward rape. We assessed their intentions to express negative social reactions (NSRs) toward rape survivors. We then determined effects of attitudinal and sociodemographic characteristics in logistic regression models assessing the odds of expressing NSRs. Being old, male, and Muslim, and failing to interpret the legal circumstances of rape increased their risks of expressing NSRs. The degree of interpretation of lack of consent as rape affected their intentions to express NSRs, but not how they responded to survivors of different social status.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 31, no 8, 668-685 p.
Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Research subject Obstetrics and Gynaecology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-122111DOI: 10.1080/07399331003629378ISI: 000279711600002PubMedID: 20623392OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-122111DiVA: diva2:309651
The authors gratefully acknowledge the cooperation of the participants, and those who assisted in one way or another at the women help centers in Dar es Salaam and in rural Temeke. We acknowledge funding by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Department for Research Cooperation (Sida/SAREC), and the Umeå Centre for Global Health Re-search, with support from the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research [grant no. 2006-1512].2010-04-072010-04-062012-05-08Bibliographically approved