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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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/bf
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 10986
Deposited By: Dr Paul Taylor
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 10:41
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 05:49

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