The Malevolent Side of Revenge Porn Proclivity: Dark Personality Traits and Sexist Ideology

Pina, Afroditi and Holland, James, Edward and James, Mark (2017) The Malevolent Side of Revenge Porn Proclivity: Dark Personality Traits and Sexist Ideology. International Journal of Technoethics, 8 (1). ISSN 1947-3451. E-ISSN 1947-346X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.4018/IJT.2017010103) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents a novel study, exploring a form of technology facilitated sexual violence (TFSV) known as revenge porn. Despite its emerging prevalence, little is known about the characteristics of revenge porn perpetrators. In the current study, a revenge porn proclivity scale was devised to examine participants' behavioural propensity to engage in revenge porn. One hundred adults, aged 18-54, were recruited online from a community sample. The correlational relationship between revenge porn proclivity and the self-reported endorsement of the Dark Triad, sadism, and ambivalent sexism was examined. Additional proclivity subscales of revenge porn enjoyment and revenge porn approval were also created. The study's main findings revealed a positive correlation between a greater behavioural propensity to engage in revenge porn and higher levels of the Dark Triad and ambivalent sexism. Moreover, endorsement of psychopathy was found to be the only Dark Triad trait that independently predicted revenge porn proclivity. The results suggest that perpetrators of revenge porn may have distinct personality profiles. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Ambivalent Sexism, Dark Triad, Nonconsensual Pornography, Proclivity, Revenge Porn, Sadism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Centre of Research & Education in Forensic Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Afroditi Pina
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 22:04 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 08:53 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/60613 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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