More power, more cheating

Power and cheating are highly correlated, according to Joris Lammer's (Tilburg University) recent study.

The notion that men are more likely to cheat than women is contradicted by an anonymous Internet survey (1.561 professionals*), which revealed that power, rather than gender, is the "driving force" behind infidelity.

Gender had no significant effect in past "incidents" or even the intention to cheat in the future. The study also concludes that the reason why men are associated with cheating more than women is because there are much fewer women in positions of power than men.

* 58% non-management, 22% management, 14% middle-management and 6% top management position.

Moa Thorssell


Moa Thorssell

Journalist with experience within news paper, magazine, tv, web and radio. Biggest interests: travelling, culture and poltics. Been living and working in London, Paris and now located in Amsterdam.

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