Author

Jason S. Vass

Publication Date

1994

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Gold, Steven R.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Rape--Psychological aspects||Aggressiveness||Sex offenders--Psychology||Sexual harassment in universities and colleges||Feedback (Psychology)

Abstract

Sexual aggression is a common problem on college campuses. The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of anger and a, personality construct, "hypermasculinity," on sexual aggression. One hundred and thirty-seven males completed hypermasculinity, anger, and past sexual aggression measures. The subjects who scored in the upper and lower thirds on the hypermasculinity measure were then randomly assigned to guided imagery conditions in which they received negative, neutral, or positive feedback from a woman. Following the guided imagery, the subjects' attitudes regarding two videotaped depictions of acquaintance rape were assessed. Analysis indicated that males who scored high on both anger and hypermasculinity measures were most likely to self- report that they had engaged in sexually aggressive acts.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [86]-91)

Extent

117 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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