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Male and female suicide bombers : different sexes, different reasons?

Jacques, Karen and Taylor, Paul J. (2008) Male and female suicide bombers : different sexes, different reasons? Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 31 (4). pp. 304-326. ISSN 1057-610X

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Abstract

This article analyzes the motivations and recruitment of female suicide terrorists. Biographical accounts of 30 female and 30 male suicide terrorists were coded for method of recruitment, motivation for attack, and outcome of attack. A log-linear analysis found that female suicide terrorists were motivated more by Personal events, whereas males were motivated more by Religious/nationalistic factors. Females were equally likely as males to be recruited through peer influence, exploitation, or self promotion, whereas males were more likely to be recruited as a result of religious persuasion. The results highlight the need for continued research into female terrorism.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 10986
Deposited By: Dr Paul Taylor
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 11:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:19
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/10986

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