The Dark Tetrad and mating effort as predictors of propensity for sexual coaxing and coercion across different potential victim-perpetrator relationships

Koscielska, Roksana (2017) The Dark Tetrad and mating effort as predictors of propensity for sexual coaxing and coercion across different potential victim-perpetrator relationships. MSc(Res) thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

The Dark Tetrad (narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadism) and mating effort were assessed in relation to sexual coaxing and coercion across three victim-perpetrator relationships (neighbour, ex-partner, current romantic partner). Community individuals (N = 151) voluntarily participated in an online survey. While the relationship status had no effect on sexual coercion, propensity for sexual coaxing was highest for a romantic partner, followed by an ex-partner, followed by a neighbour. Multiple regression analyses indicated that mating effort made a unique contribution in neighbour and ex-partner sexual coaxing conditions, and the Dark Tetrad and mating effort, as a set, significantly predicted sexual coaxing and coercion across all victim-perpetrator relationships, even when the influence of gender, sexual experience, criminality, and the HEXACO personality traits was considered. The current study supports previous research; the shared variance of the Dark Tetrad traits and mating effort appears to predict sexual coaxing and coercion while the individual traits provide little incremental value.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (MSc(Res))
Supervisors: Egan, Vincent
Keywords: Mating effort; Sexual aggression; Sadism; Psychopaths; Machiavellianism (Psychology)
Subjects: W Medicine and related subjects (NLM Classification) > WM Psychiatry
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine
Item ID: 47685
Depositing User: Koscielska, Roksana
Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 10:14
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 06:38
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/47685

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