ERIC Number: ED206974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Cross-Gender and Cross-Generational Perceptions of Sexuality.
Carducci, Bernardo J.
A systematic relationship between self-report and perceived sexuality ratings seems to be more characteristic of males than of females. To further investigate this phenomena, male (N=48) and female (N=82) subjects, from 17 to 79 years old, provided self-report sexuality ratings and perceived sexuality ratings of male and female target groups of three different ages: 18-25; 34-45; and 65-75 years. A systematic relationship between self-report and perceived sexuality ratings was more characteristic of male than of female subjects. Females' self-report and perceived sexuality ratings were generally unrelated. The findings suggest that one possible explanation for this general sex difference may be subjects' tendancy to label a sexually-related task as more masculine than feminine; males may be more willing to use their own personal sexuality ratings as a basis for their perceived ratings. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (53rd, Detroit, MI, April 30-May 2, 1981).