M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
The purpose of this study was to discover whether there was a specific pattern apparent in the school years of lifestyle sadist women that caused them to become sadists. The results showed no specific pattern that would lead one to believe there was a cause but some irregular percentages did appear, such as in high percentages of abuse and not fitting in with fellow students in school. Eighty percent of the participants involved reported their sadist interest being inborn however, of which more than half were abused after they already knew they were sadists. These results are discussed along with possibilities and implications for future research.
Bru, Orlando, "A study of ten sadist women for signs of specific patterns throughout the school years" (2003). Theses and Dissertations. 1266.