Role of Personality Characteristics and Sexual Orientation in the Risk for Sexual Addiction Among Israeli Men: Validation of a Hebrew Sex Addiction Scale

Guy Paz, Mark D. Griffiths, Zsolt Demetrovics, Attila Szabo

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Abstract

Men having sex with men are known to exhibit heightened sexual activity. This raises the conjecture that different sexual orientations exhibit different levels of sex addiction risk, which is also affected by personality. The present study examined the prevalence of the sex addiction risk within the context of sexual orientation and personality in Israeli men while also validating the Hebrew Bergen-Yale Sex Addiction Scale (HBYSAS). Results based on 177 participants showed that the HBYSAS is appropriate for assessing the risk for sex addiction in Israeli men. Furthermore, results showed that sex addiction risk varied with individuals’ sexual orientation while being modestly associated with higher neuroticism and lower conscientiousness.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Addiction personality
  • Bergen-Yale Sex Addiction Scale
  • Hypersexual behavior
  • Israeli sexual behavior
  • Sex addiction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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