ERIC Number: ED094288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Premarital Sexual Permissiveness: Some Methodological and Substantive Issues.
The variable of permissiveness developed and measured by Ira Reiss in the form of a Guttman scale of premarital sexual permissiveness was subjected to critical analysis. Both conceptual analysis and testing of questions regarding methodology and interpretation of the scale were used. Several questions were raised about the Reiss scale including: (1) the setting for the administration of the scale; (2) the location of the premarital sexual permissiveness scale on a continuum of heterosexual permissiveness; (3) the removal of unnecessary and nondiscriminating items; and (4) Reiss' interpretation of the tolerance level of the community. A randomly selected sample of 300 students was given the questionnaire (1970-71). Data were analyzed using survey analysis procedures and comparison of Guttman scale results. Descriptive statistics are presented when appropriate, and crosstabulation results using chi-square and gamma are given. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Office of Research and Projects.
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