Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
There are differences between men and women with psychopathic personality traits regarding sub-types of psychopathy, criminality, aggression and victimization
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Det finns skillnader mellan män och kvinnor med förhöjda nivåer av psykopatiska drag när det gäller psykopatiska egenskaper, kriminalitet, aggression och utsatthet (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Psychopathy is found in incarcerated populations and in the general population, among men and women. This study investigated if there were any gender differences between men and women with heightened levels of psychopathic traits regarding psychopathy factor scores, criminality, aggression and victimization. A randomized sample of 2500 mixed-sex (52.6 % women) participants (M=22.15; SD=1.38) from the general population, aged 20-24, was used. Results showed that women with psychopathic personality traits had significantly higher behavioral tendencies (e.g., impulsivity) on psychopathy than men with psychopathic personality traits. Men scored higher on violent criminal offences and criminal versatility and men and women differed in aggressive behavior and victimization. Gender differences in psychopathy features may create different needs for treatment.

Abstract [sv]

Personer med psykopati finns både bland kliniska populationer och bland normalpopulationen, bland män och kvinnor. Den här studien undersökte om det fanns könsskillnader mellan män och kvinnor med förhöjda nivåer av psykopatiska drag när det gäller psykopatifaktorer, kriminalitet, aggression och utsatthet. Ett slumpmässigt urval från normalpopulationen med både män och kvinnor (52,6 %), ålder 20-24 år (M=22,15; SD=1,38), användes. Resultaten visade att kvinnor med psykopatiska egenskaper har signifikant högre beteendemässiga drag av psykopati än män med psykopatiska egenskaper. Män uppvisade högre nivåer av våldsam kriminalitet och mångfald i brott. Män och kvinnor med psykopatisk personlighet uppvisade olika aggressiva beteenden och rapporterade olika typer av utsatthet. Könsskillnader i psykopatiska egenskaper kan skapa olika behov av behandling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Psychopathy, gender differences, criminality, aggression, victimization
Keyword [sv]
Psykopati, könsskillnader, kriminalitet, aggression, utsatthet
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-27687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-27687DiVA: diva2:607742
Subject / course
Criminology
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2013-04-26 Created: 2013-02-25 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

There are differences between men and women with psychopathic personality(384 kB)11239 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 384 kBChecksum SHA-512
d6adef40d2ce5809e757630fb88b8cdc46c5d7bffa1d039fa4567183e84804b421e6031c89c1e4ec6f816284b30668d46679608b4289dac2b8ae1c39b3cad1cb
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Wennberg, Therese
By organisation
School of Law, Psychology and Social Work
Social Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 11239 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 623 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf