Factor Items Eigenvalue for each item Total variance explained Cronbach’s alpha
Sexual Expectations If a woman asks a man out on a date then she is definitely interested in having sex 0,681   29%   α=0.79
The degree of a woman’s resistance should be a major factor in determining if a rape has occurred 0.685
When a woman says no to sex what she really means is maybe 0.609
If a woman lets a man buy her dinner or pay for a movie or drinks, she owes him sex 0.639
It is okay to pressure a date to drink alcohol in order to improve one’s chances of getting one’s date to have sex 0.675
When a woman asks her date back to her place, I expect that something sexual will take place 0.542
In most cases when a woman was raped she was asking for it 0.719
Victim blaming Most women enjoy being submissive in sexual relations 0.667   8%   α=0.70
If a woman dresses in a sexy dress she is asking for sex 0.739
In the majority of date rapes the victim is promiscuous or has a bad reputation 0.509
Many women pretend they don’t want to have sex because they don’t want to appear easy 0.724
Women provoke rape by their behavior 0.784
Women often lie about being raped to get back at their dates 0.539
Overwhelming Sexual Arousal A man is entitled to intercourse if his partner had agreed to it but at the last moment changed her mind 0.671   7%   α=0.98
A man can control his behavior no matter how sexually aroused he feels 0.586
Date rapists are usually motivated by an overwhelming, unfulfilled sexual desire 0.686
When a woman fondles a man’s genitals it means she has consented to sexual intercourse 0.507
Table 1: Results for Factor Analysis of the CDRAS with extraction using the principal components method, based on eigenvalues (n=1013).