ERIC Number: ED244307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
What's the Square Root of 69?: Sex Differences in Sexual Humor.
Pearson, Judy C.
A study explored sex differences among tellers of sexually oriented jokes. One hundred forty-seven undergraduate students wrote and told sexually oriented jokes to same, opposite, and mixed sex audiences. These jokes were analyzed to determine whether they were biased against men or women, in favor of men or women, biased against both sexes, or biased against neither sex. The results indicated that more jokes were anti-male or biased against neither sex, and fewer jokes were told that were pro-female or pro-male by all subjects across the three audiences. Men tended to tell more anti-male and anti-female jokes than did women. The women were more likely to tell jokes that were discriminatory toward neither sex and were more likely than men to tell pro-male or pro-female jokes. Subjects did not alter the nature of the sexual jokes based on the gender of the audience. (Author/HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Audience Awareness; Jokes; Sexual Attitudes; Sexual Humor