ERIC Number: ED133648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Heterosexuality and Sex-Typing.
Allgeier, Elizabeth R.
Previous research (Bem, 1976) has shown that sex-typed and androgynous persons differ in their behavior in a variety of situations. The present paper describes four studies of the relationship of sex-typing to sexual socialization and to heterosexual attitudes and behavior. This program of research indicates that persons do differ in their sexual socialization and in their career and family plans as a function of the extent to which they are sex-typed. Investigation of the attitudinal and behavioral differences between sex-typed and andro-gynous persons in the context of heterosexual interaction, however, suggests that although there are some differences in their sexual attitudes and behavior, they do not differ in their responses to persons who engage in cross-sex behavior (female active, male passive) in bed. On the other hand, large and consistent differences as a function of gender emerged in the studies involving heterosexual interaction. It was concluded that gender is far more potent than extent of sex-typing in influencing heterosexual interaction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at Midwestern Psychological Association (Chicago, Illinois, May 6-8, 1976)