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Genetic effects on male sexual coercion.
Aggress Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr; 34(2):190-202.AB

Abstract

The genetic and environmental influences on sexual coercion, and to what extent its associations with alcohol use and psychopathy depend on shared genetic and environmental effects, were explored in a Finnish population-based sample of 938 men, aged 33-43 years, using the classical twin study design. All three phenotypes were associated positively and affected by genes (sexual coercion 28%, alcohol use 60%, psychopathy 54%), with 46% of the correlation between sexual coercion and psychopathy, 89% of the correlation between alcohol use and psychopathy and 100% of the correlation between sexual coercion and alcohol use being explained by shared genetic effects. Further, the results showed that a proportion of the variance in sexual coercion was derived from a highly genetic source that was common with alcohol use and psychopathy. This latent factor was hypothesized to reflect a general tendency for antisocial behavior that is pervasive across different situations. Relevant theories on sexual coercion were discussed in light of the results.

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Department of Psychology, Center of Excellence for Behavior Genetics, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. ada.johansson@abo.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Twin Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17828754

Citation

Johansson, Ada, et al. "Genetic Effects On Male Sexual Coercion." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 34, no. 2, 2008, pp. 190-202.
Johansson A, Santtila P, Harlaar N, et al. Genetic effects on male sexual coercion. Aggress Behav. 2008;34(2):190-202.
Johansson, A., Santtila, P., Harlaar, N., von der Pahlen, B., Witting, K., Algars, M., Alanko, K., Jern, P., Varjonen, M., & Sandnabba, N. K. (2008). Genetic effects on male sexual coercion. Aggressive Behavior, 34(2), 190-202.
Johansson A, et al. Genetic Effects On Male Sexual Coercion. Aggress Behav. 2008 Mar-Apr;34(2):190-202. PubMed PMID: 17828754.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Genetic effects on male sexual coercion. AU - Johansson,Ada, AU - Santtila,Pekka, AU - Harlaar,Nicole, AU - von der Pahlen,Bettina, AU - Witting,Katarina, AU - Algars,Monica, AU - Alanko,Katarina, AU - Jern,Patrick, AU - Varjonen,Markus, AU - Sandnabba,N Kenneth, PY - 2007/9/11/pubmed PY - 2008/3/8/medline PY - 2007/9/11/entrez SP - 190 EP - 202 JF - Aggressive behavior JO - Aggress Behav VL - 34 IS - 2 N2 - The genetic and environmental influences on sexual coercion, and to what extent its associations with alcohol use and psychopathy depend on shared genetic and environmental effects, were explored in a Finnish population-based sample of 938 men, aged 33-43 years, using the classical twin study design. All three phenotypes were associated positively and affected by genes (sexual coercion 28%, alcohol use 60%, psychopathy 54%), with 46% of the correlation between sexual coercion and psychopathy, 89% of the correlation between alcohol use and psychopathy and 100% of the correlation between sexual coercion and alcohol use being explained by shared genetic effects. Further, the results showed that a proportion of the variance in sexual coercion was derived from a highly genetic source that was common with alcohol use and psychopathy. This latent factor was hypothesized to reflect a general tendency for antisocial behavior that is pervasive across different situations. Relevant theories on sexual coercion were discussed in light of the results. SN - 1098-2337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17828754/Genetic_effects_on_male_sexual_coercion_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20230 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -