ERIC Number: EJ817407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Reference Count: 84
Gender Differences in Perceptions of Sexual Intent: A Qualitative Review and Integration
Lindgren, Kristen P.; Parkhill, Michele R.; George, William H.; Hendershot, Christian S.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v32 n4 p423-439 Dec 2008
Men appear to interpret people's behaviors more sexually than do women. This finding, which has been replicated in scores of studies using a variety of methodological approaches, has been linked to important social concerns, including sexual assault and sexual harassment. This article provides a critical review of the published literature on gender differences in sexual intent perception, using selective examples to illustrate and summarize the field's major constructs, methodologies, and empirical findings. Theoretical explanations for gender differences in sexual intent perceptions are reviewed. Finally, we highlight the field's remaining issues and make several recommendations for future research directions.
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Gender Differences, Behavior, Perception, Males, Literature Reviews, Literary Criticism
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