Hostile masculinity, sexual aggression, and gender-biased domineeringness in conversations.

Assessed the ability of certain variables to predict which men would be more domineering in conversations with a woman and/or with a man. The variables included men's self-reported sexually aggressive behavior and several components comprising a personality profile labeled "Hostile Masculinity." Data from 67 male undergraduates indicate these variables successfully predicted domineering behavior toward the female but not toward the male. Findings support theories hypothesizing that men's desire to control women and men's antisocial behavior toward them are due to specific rather than to general factors. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)
Author: 
Malamuth,Neil M.
Thornhill,Nancy Wilmsen
Reprint Status: 
IN FILE
Start Page: 
185
End Page: 
193
Journal/Periodical Name: 
Aggressive Behavior
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 
This research assessed the ability of certain variables to predict which men would be more domineering in conversations with a woman and/or with a man. The variables included men's self-reported sexually aggressive behavior and several components comprising a personality profile labeled Hostile Masculinity. Data from 67 male undergraduates indicate these variables successfully predicted domineering behavior toward the female but not toward the male. Findings support theories hypothesizing that men's desire to control women and men's antisocial behavior toward them are due to specific, rather than to general, factors.
Topic Areas: 
Harassment
Reference Type: 
JOUR
Reference ID: 
449
Publication Date: 
1994