Predicting men's violence against women




Belsky, Luke

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The focus of this study was on the various ways a unique combination of variables associated with hypermasculinity (i.e., social desirability, dominance, affect) correlated with a unique combination of variables associated with hostility (i.e., aggression, anger, impulsivity, physical violence). The sample consisted of 142 exclusively self-identified heterosexual men who were students at a large southwestern university. Each participant completed eight questionnaires (i.e., Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale) each of which was known to reliably measure inherent constructs. The researcher found support for the proposed canonical correlation. The researcher reported that the canonical model accounted for 40.4% of the total variance between hypermasculinity and hostility. Within the canonical model, the researcher reported that social desirability, anger, aggression, and impulsivity contributed to hypermasculinity and hostility. As a result, the researcher concluded that the model was significant. Implications for research, theory, practice, and training, were discussed.



Psychology, Gender violence, Hypermasculinity, Toxic masculinity