ERIC Number: ED386617
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Factors Which Predict Hostility toward Women: Implications for Counseling.
Crossman, Leslie L.
The relationship between hostility toward women and the character traits of impulsivity, anger and psychopathology were examined. The intent was to examine males' perception of the world (personality) and their construction of reality to provide some insight into what contributes to hostility and violence against women. Four-hundred eighty college males were administered a questionnaire that consisted of several instruments measuring the mentioned character traits (The Hostility Toward Women Questionnaire, Barratt Impulsivity Scale, The State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory, and MMPI-2: Psychopathic Deviancy Scale (Scale 4) and Schizophrenia Scale (Scale 8)). The results indicate that males who have high hostility toward women are also angry and have some psychopathic traits. Therefore, men who are most likely to be hostile toward women are also more deviant and antisocial, aggressive, and frequently experience and express anger. Impulsivity was not predictive of hostility toward women. The findings are supportive of previous research linking hostility to anger and deviancy. Thus, interventions which focus on anger management and attitude change toward women may be particularly effective in minimizing the occurrence of violence against women. Contains 55 references. (Author/JBJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).