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Men who target women: specificity of target, generality of aggressive behavior.
Aggress Behav. 2008 Nov-Dec; 34(6):605-22.AB

Abstract

Two studies examined the effects of individual differences identified by the Confluence Model of aggression against women [Malamuth Linz, Hevey et al., 1995] and the General Aggression Model [GAM: Anderson and Carnagey, 2004] as predictors of male-on-female aggression. Study 1, a correlational study, found that hostile masculinity predicts self-reported sexual aggression independently of nonsexual aggression against women, and is itself predicted by proneness to general hostility, masculine gender role stress, and violent attitudes toward women. Furthermore, hostility toward women independently predicted sexual and nonsexual aggression against women, above the effects of general attitudes toward violence and general levels of hostility and aggression. Study 2, an experimental study, found that under high provocation, high hostility toward women predicted increases in male nonsexual aggression against women and slight decreases in male aggression against men. This effect remained significant even after controlling for general attitudes toward violence and for general levels of hostility and aggression, indicating that males who are highly hostile toward women specifically target women and that their aggression toward women generalizes beyond sexual aggression. The findings are discussed in terms of a model that integrates the Confluence Model with GAM.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology and the Center for the Study of Violence, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011-3180, USA. caa@iastate.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18570330

Citation

Anderson, Craig A., and Kathryn B. Anderson. "Men Who Target Women: Specificity of Target, Generality of Aggressive Behavior." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 34, no. 6, 2008, pp. 605-22.
Anderson CA, Anderson KB. Men who target women: specificity of target, generality of aggressive behavior. Aggress Behav. 2008;34(6):605-22.
Anderson, C. A., & Anderson, K. B. (2008). Men who target women: specificity of target, generality of aggressive behavior. Aggressive Behavior, 34(6), 605-22. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20274
Anderson CA, Anderson KB. Men Who Target Women: Specificity of Target, Generality of Aggressive Behavior. Aggress Behav. 2008 Nov-Dec;34(6):605-22. PubMed PMID: 18570330.
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