J Interpers Violence 2022 May 16:8862605221101184. Epub 2022 May 16.
Family Research Institute, 48512Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
Sexual assaults are a social problem in Iran; however, psychological factors that predict perceptions of sexual assault remain largely unexamined. Here, we examine the relationship between moral concerns, culture-specific gender roles, and victim blaming in sexual assault scenarios in Iranian culture. Relying on Moral Foundations Theory and recent theoretical developments in moral psychology in the Iranian context, we examined the correlations between five moral foundations (Care, Fairness, Loyalty, Authority, and Purity), a culture-specific set of values called (which includes guarding and [over]protectiveness of female kin, romantic partners, broader family, and country), and victim blaming. Read More