ERIC Number: ED220766
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Personality Variables in Female Homosexuality.
Wilson, M. Lee
Most of the debate among the behavioral sciences about the interaction between choice of sexual object and personality characteristics has dealt with male homosexuality. To explore the personality variables of female homosexuals, 46 heterosexual and 46 homosexual women took the California Psychological Inventory. Comparison of the results indicated a personality pattern difference between homosexual and heterosexual women; however, most of the differences were slight. Neither group showed pathological personality patterns, supporting the contention that homosexuality as a clinical entity does not exist. On an individual basis, homosexual and heterosexual profiles could not be distinguished. The findings suggest that further research with a larger and more diversified sample is needed. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California Psychological Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Alaska Behavioral Science Conference (Alaska, 1982).