Student perceptions of marital rape laws

Laminta G Poe, Tennessee State University


This research explores what factors influence students’ perceptions of marital rape laws. The sample consisted of 300 students attending Tennessee State University. The independent variables analyzed were gender, marital status, school classification, political beliefs, and degree of religiosity. Spearman’s rho was used to determine statistical significance and correlation. The results showed that gender had a statistically significant relationship with students’ perceptions of marital rape laws. The relationship between school classification and type of punishment was also statistically significant. All other variables showed no statistically significant relationship.

Subject Area

Law|Social psychology

Recommended Citation

Laminta G Poe, "Student perceptions of marital rape laws" (2010). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI1479618.