Smith, S. M., Martin, L.L., & Kerwin, J. J. (2001). Inhibition and disinhibition of male aggression against females: A personality moderator approach. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31 (1), 170-190.
Abstract: Three experiments examined the role of individual differences in combination with contextual factors hypothesized to moderate the level of hostility toward females evident in male participants’ responses. In Study 1, we manipulated survey context and examined the influence of participants’ levels of rape myth acceptance (RMA) on self-reported rape likelihood. In Study 2, we examined the interactive role of target gender and participants’ levels of sex guilt (SG) on aggression toward the target after exposure to an erotic film. Study 3 results suggested that high SG males have particularly negative responses to women (but not men) who enjoy erotic presentations, consistent with a “Jack-the-Ripper” interpretation of the Study 2 findings. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)(journal abstract)