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Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men.

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Lisak, D; Roth, S
Published in: Journal of personality and social psychology
November 1988

Research on convicted rapists has demonstrated the importance of several key motivational factors in male sexual aggression. In particular, anger at women and the need to dominate or control them have been repeatedly implicated. Although anger and power have also been shown to be important in understanding college men who report sexually aggressive behavior, there has been little research on what underlies these motives. This research combined questions assessing these underlying motivational factors, as well as questions dealing with underlying sexual motivation and disinhibition, with a slightly modified version of the Sexual Experiences Survey (Koss & Oros, 1982). In Study 1, subjects were 184 male undergraduates. Factor analysis of the questions composing the four scales yielded four slightly modified scales. Scales measuring underlying anger, underlying power, and disinhibition significantly differentiated sexually aggressive from nonaggressive men but did not distinguish between men who were coercive, manipulative, or nonaggressive. In a replication on a smaller sample (n = 70), underlying anger, underlying power, and disinhibition again differentiated sexually aggressive from nonaggressive men.

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Journal of personality and social psychology

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EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

November 1988

Volume

55

Issue

5

Start / End Page

795 / 802

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Rape
  • Power, Psychological
  • Motivation
  • Male
  • Inhibition, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Frustration
  • Anger
 

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Lisak, D., & Roth, S. (1988). Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55(5), 795–802. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.55.5.795
Lisak, D., and S. Roth. “Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 55, no. 5 (November 1988): 795–802. https://doi.org/10.1037//0022-3514.55.5.795.
Lisak D, Roth S. Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men. Journal of personality and social psychology. 1988 Nov;55(5):795–802.
Lisak, D., and S. Roth. “Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men.Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 55, no. 5, Nov. 1988, pp. 795–802. Epmc, doi:10.1037//0022-3514.55.5.795.
Lisak D, Roth S. Motivational factors in nonincarcerated sexually aggressive men. Journal of personality and social psychology. 1988 Nov;55(5):795–802.

Published In

Journal of personality and social psychology

DOI

EISSN

1939-1315

ISSN

0022-3514

Publication Date

November 1988

Volume

55

Issue

5

Start / End Page

795 / 802

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Psychology
  • Sexual Behavior
  • Rape
  • Power, Psychological
  • Motivation
  • Male
  • Inhibition, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Frustration
  • Anger