TITLE

An examination of personality characteristics associated with BDSM orientations

AUTHOR(S)
Hébert, Ali; Weaver, Angela
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2014, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p106
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Previous research on BDSM (bondage-discipline, domination-submission, sadomasochism) tends to treat practitioners as a homogenous group and lumps dominants (desire to take control) and submissives (desire to be controlled) together. Research suggests that personality traits, such as extraversion, relate to a variety of sexual attitudes and behaviours. To date, the research on personality and BDSM is scant and often does not distinguish BDSM preferences. The current study compared BDSM practitioners with self-identified preferences for dominance to those preferring submission on their self-reported levels of desire for control, empathy, honesty-humility, emotionality, extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, openness to experience, altruism, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. BDSM practitioners (n=270; 80 dominants and 190 submissives) completed an online questionnaire package. Dominants scored significantly higher than submissives on desire for control, extraversion, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Submissives scored significantly higher than dominants on emotionality. Dominants and submissives did not differ on empathy, honesty-humility, conscientiousness, openness to experience, altruism, or agreeableness. These findings demonstrate that there are unique features that characterize BDSM practitioners who prefer the dominant and submissive orientations.
ACCESSION #
97454743

 

Related Articles

  • The Development of a Questionnaire to Explore Stigma from the Perspective of Individuals With Serious Mental Illness. Gibbons, Carrie; Dubois, Sacha; Morris, Kelly; Parker, Barbara; Maxwell, Hillary; Bédard, Michel // Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health;Spring2012, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p17 

    The stigma associated with mental illness impacts individuals with serious mental illness (SMI). We developed a questionnaire to explore stigma from the perspective of individuals with SMI. In the first of two studies, we examined content validity, internal consistency, and convergent validity....

  • Stress in chiropractic education: a student survey of a five-year course. Hester, Hilary; Cunliffe, Christina; Hunnisett, Adrian // Journal of Chiropractic Education (Allen Press Publishing Servic;Fall2013, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p147 

    Objective: Stress encompasses academic issues, such as time management, increased work load, and new subject matter, but cannot be separated from stressors, such as social adjustment and financial pressure. Our study investigated whether perceived level of academic or practical attainment and...

  • The Cystic Fibrosis Symptom Progression Survey (CF-SPS) in Arabic: A Tool for Monitoring Patients' Symptoms. Norrish, Catherine; Norrish, Mark; Fass, Uwe; Al-Salmani, Majid; Lingam, Ganji Shiva; Clark, Fiona; Kallesh, Hebal // Oman Medical Journal;Jan2015, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p17 

    Objective: Our study aimed to develop a survey that could be used by nurses during regular cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic visits, providing clinicians with a standardized means of longitudinally assessing and monitoring symptom progression in their patients. In addition, the use of this survey...

  • Validation of the Emotion Regulation and Social Skills Questionnaire for Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Butterworth, Thomas; Hodge, M.; Sofronoff, Kate; Beaumont, Renae; Gray, Kylie; Roberts, Jacqueline; Horstead, Siân; Clarke, Kristina; Howlin, Patricia; Taffe, John; Einfeld, Stewart // Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders;Jul2014, Vol. 44 Issue 7, p1535 

    The current study aims to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Emotion Regulation and Social Skills Questionnaire (ERSSQ), a rating scale designed specifically to assess the social skills of young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The participants were 84 children and young...

  • The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale. Ghahari, Setareh; Khoshbin, Lana S.; Forwell, Susan J. // International Journal of MS Care;Summer2014, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p61 

    Background: The Multiple Sclerosis Self-Management Scale (MSSM) is currently the only measure that was developed specifically to address self-management among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). While good internal consistency (α = 0.85) and construct validity have been demonstrated,...

  • Measuring Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy: Translation, Adaptation, Further Development, Validation, and Reliability Test of a Questionnaire. Bernhardsson, Susanne; Larsson, Maria E. H. // Physical Therapy;Jun2013, Vol. 93 Issue 6, p819 

    Background. Evidence-based practice (EBP) and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are becoming increasingly important in physical therapy. For the purpose of meeting the goals of designing, implementing, and evaluating strategies to facilitate the development of more EBP in primary care...

  • Development and validation of criteria for classifying severity of drug-related problems in chronic kidney disease: A community pharmacy perspective. QUINTANA-BÁRCENA, PATRICIA; LORD, ANNE; LIZOTTE, ANNIE; BERBICHE, DJAMAL; JOUINI, GHAYA; LALONDE, LYNE // American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;11/1/2015, Vol. 72 Issue 21, p1876 

    Purpose. The development and validation of criteria for classifying severity of drug-related problems (DRPs) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) in the community pharmacy setting are described. Methods. The Severity Categorization for Pharmaceutical Evaluation (SCOPE) criteria were adapted from an...

  • Factor Analysis of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire in a Heterogeneous Clinical Sample. Curtiss, Joshua; Klemanski, David // Journal of Psychopathology & Behavioral Assessment;Dec2014, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p683 

    This study assesses the facet structure and psychometric properties of the Five Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire (FFMQ) with a heterogeneous clinical sample of individuals with mood and anxiety disorders. Various factor models of the FFMQ were submitted to confirmatory factor analyses (CFA). A...

  • Development and Psychometric Properties of the Self-Representation Questionnaire for Adolescents (SRQA). Silva, Carla; Martins, Ana; Calheiros, Maria // Journal of Child & Family Studies;Sep2016, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p2718 

    Given the lack of validated measures of adolescents' self-representation, in this paper we present the development process and psychometric properties of a new self-representation questionnaire for adolescents (SRQA), aged 12-16 year old. We examined SRQA factor structure through two studies. In...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics