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J Adolesc Health. 2007 Feb;40(2):185-7. Epub 2006 Oct 27.

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

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Department of Human Development, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.


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).

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