Personality correlates of gaslighting behaviours in young adults

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Abstract

This study focused on gaslighting, a specific type of psychological violence occurring in intimate relationships, where one partner displays controlling behaviours towards the other. The aim of the research was to analyse the association between gaslighting behaviours and dysfunctional personality domains of both abusers and survivors, respectively assessed through the PID-5-IRF and the PID-5-BF. A group of 250 young adults (males=124), aged 18–30 years (M=22.99, SD= 3.02), took part in this study. Our results showed that (a) for abusers, detachment, disinhibition and psychoticism were positively associated with gaslighting behaviours, and (b) for survivors, antagonism, disinhibition and psychoticism were positively associated with gaslighting behaviours from a partner.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-14
Numero di pagine14
RivistaTHE JOURNAL OF SEXUAL AGGRESSION
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2021

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