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Sexual Arousal and Narcissism as Predictors of Heterosexual Males’ Sexual Coercion: A Comparison of Three Models

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dc.contributor.advisor Hennig, Karl
dc.contributor.author Roy, Carolyn
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-10T14:26:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-10T14:26:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-10
dc.date.created 2014-09-12
dc.date.issued 2014-10-10
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8516
dc.description.abstract Research has indicated that as males become more sexually aroused they predict themselves as acting more sexually coercive. Additionally, males high in sexual narcissism also report higher usage of sexual coercion. The underlying mechanism of these relationships, however, is unclear. The current study proposed three models of sexual coercion with cognitive decision-making mediating these relationships: an arousal-cognitive model, a narcissism-cognitive model, and an integrated model of sexual arousal and sexual narcissism. Heterosexual males (n = 154) completed a study of coercive behaviour both in states of sexual arousal and non-arousal and responded to a measure of sexual narcissism. The results suggest that sexual arousal and sexual narcissism indirectly affect sexual coercion through misattribution of partner interest. Additionally, sexual narcissism moderates the affect of sexual arousal on sexual coercion. This is consistent with the idea of sexual coercion being a product of several factors including contextual, cognitive, and personality variables. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject sexual coercion en_US
dc.subject sexual assault en_US
dc.subject sexual arousal en_US
dc.subject violence en_US
dc.subject narcissism en_US
dc.subject sexual narcissism en_US
dc.subject attention en_US
dc.title Sexual Arousal and Narcissism as Predictors of Heterosexual Males’ Sexual Coercion: A Comparison of Three Models en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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