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ERIC Number: ED160934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-18
Pages: 18
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Distress vs. Non-Distress Approach and the Personal Space of Masculine, Feminine, and Androgynous Subjects.
Glisson, Pamela A.; Thomas, Georgelle
Examined was the relationship between personal space and sex roles. Feminine females (N=25), androgynous females (N=25) and masculine males (N=25) viewed a film of male and female approaching stimulus persons in distress and non-distress conditions. Subjects marked the Comfortable Interpersonal Distance Scale at the point where they would prefer the stimulus person to halt. The data, measured in millimeters, were examined by analysis of variance. Distressed stimulus persons were not allowed to approach as closely as were non-distressed stimulus persons. Males allowed the distressed female to approach closer than the distressed male. Sex-typed subjects did not allow the distressed male to approach as closely as the non-distressed male, while androgynous subjects did not make this distinction. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association (24th, Atlanta, Georgia, March 15-18, 1978)