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To what extent are Incels’ misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women are driven by their unsatisfied mating needs and entitlement to sex?

Konutgan, S. (2020) To what extent are Incels’ misogynistic and violent attitudes towards women are driven by their unsatisfied mating needs and entitlement to sex?

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Abstract:The purpose of this research is to investigate which psychological factors drive Incels to have violent and misogynistic attitudes towards women. This paper focuses on the investigation of two psychological factors: entitlement and frustrated mating needs. A cross-sectional survey design was used to gather data through an online survey. The sample involved 139 participants of which 28 participants define themselves as Incels. The results of the multiple regression analysis indicated that participants who have higher feelings of entitlement to sex and higher struggles with romantic and sexual relationships show a higher level of misogyny and violent attitudes towards women. This study contributes to the understanding of the psychological factors that drive misogynistic ideologies that exist among Incels as well as in society.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82338
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