Music videos, pro wrestling, and acceptance of date rape among middle school males and females: an exploratory analysis

J Adolesc Health. 2007 Feb;40(2):185-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.08.010. Epub 2006 Oct 27.


Exposure to televised music videos and pro wrestling were associated with rape acceptance (lower levels of agreeing with the statement "forcing a partner to have sex is never OK") among males, but not females, in a sample of 904 middle school students (controlling for overall television exposure, parenting style, and demographics).

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Behavior*
  • Aggression*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Music*
  • Rape / statistics & numerical data*
  • Television*
  • United States
  • Video Recording*
  • Violence / statistics & numerical data
  • Wrestling*