Saturday, August 18, 2007

Narcissism and Entitlement:

Sexual Aggression and the College Male

by David R. Champion

ISBN: 1931202494
ISBN-13: 9781931202497

From the Publisher
Champion examines the premise that sexually aggressive men possess distinct, cognitively structured belief systems. To explore these belief systems he focuses on entitlement. Entitlement was measured through existing scales for Machiavellianism and narcissism. Sexual aggressors tend to be more narcissistic, Machiavellian and sexually experienced than other men. Contrary to popular notions and some past research, athletic and fraternity membership had no relationship with sexual aggression. Champion postulates that entitling personality structures are associated with sexual aggression and speculates on the implications of this for future criminological study.

Reporting on the results of a study of 308 male college students, Champion (administration of justice, U. of Pittsburgh at Bradford) lays out the theoretical groundwork for the study, describes the methodology, and analyzes implications. The study used established questionnaires to measure levels of narcissism, Machiavellianism, sexual aggression, levels of participation in athletics and fraternities, amount of sexual experience, and numbers of college credit earned. While the study was not able to find causal variables for sexual aggression, it did find significant correlative variables, including high scores for narcissism, age, Machiavellianism, and sexual experience. Other variables were found to be unrelated. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR