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The role of dispositional jealousy and sociosexual orientation in judgements of men who perpetrate sexual aggression against a female intimate partner

Tönsmeier, K. (2021) The role of dispositional jealousy and sociosexual orientation in judgements of men who perpetrate sexual aggression against a female intimate partner.

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Abstract:Previous studies investigated the influence of several factors on judgements of sexual aggression, however, the role of individual-level psychological factors such as dispositional jealousy and sociosexual orientation remains unclear. The current cross-sectional correlational study investigated how dispositional jealousy and sociosexual orientation are related to judgements of male-perpetrated sexual aggression against a female intimate partner. Participants (N = 99) were randomly assigned to a scenario displaying either jealousy-related (in response to an infidelity case) or non-jealousy-related (acquisition of casual sexual intercourse) sexual aggression before completing measures relating to the judgement of the perpetrator. Thereafter, the participants completed the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory and the Multidimensional Jealousy Scale. The results of Pearson correlations indicated that when it comes to judgements of a jealousy-related sexual aggression scenario, neither dispositional jealousy nor sociosexual orientation correlated with judgements of the perpetrator. Considering the non-jealousy related scenario, a significant negative correlation between sociosexual orientation and judgements of the perpetrator was found, indicating that unrestricted individuals judged the perpetrator strictly. This effect was pronounced in male participants. Limitations of the current study need to be considered, such as the homogenous sample and the small number of male participants resulting in limited statistical power. Overall, the study contributed to the existing body of research by investigating the influence of individual-level psychological factors on judgements of sexual aggression.
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/86589
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