NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED092854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Premarital Sexual Standards of Rural Youth: An Examination of the Reiss Hypothesis.
Harrison, Danny E.; And Others
This study measures and evaluates the premarital sexual standards of a sample of adolescents residing in a small Mississippi community. On the basis of their response patterns to a set of Guttman scale items, the students were classified into three standards: abstinence, double standard, and the single standard of permissiveness. A racial comparison of the Mississippi sample with Reiss' Virginia student sample revealed striking similarities with one exception--a significantly higher proportion of Mississippi whites endorsed permissiveness without affection. The Mississippi data, however, failed to give strong support to the presumed prevalence of the double standard. Moreover, several social factors examined appeared to influence the standards of whites and females to a greater extent than those of Negroes and males. Accordingly, the results suggest that residence does not significantly differentiate standards of premarital permissiveness among adolescent youth. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A