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Sensation seeking and gender role


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Šojat, Ana. (2007). Sensation seeking and gender role. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Tadinac, Meri].

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A number of research connects sensation seeking and gender role. It has been noticed, that masculine subjects have a higher need for sensation seeking, especially on the Thrill and adventure seeking scale, and on the Disinhibition scale. Femininity is considered to be negatively related to sensation seeking. These findings apply to both sexes. Androgyny is also associated with sensation seeking especially for women. This research has tried to test sex differences on the sensation seeking dimensions, and to investigate differences between gender roles on sensation seeking scales. For these purposes 107 subjects, 53 females and 54 males has completed two measures - Bem's Sex Role Inventory (BSRI) and Zuckerman's Sensation Seeking Scale, form V (SSS-V). Although it was hypothesized that masculine and androgynous gender roles will differ significantly form feminine and undifferentiated gender role, results show that only masculine gender role differs significantly from all other roles. Research has shown that men and women have different gender role structure, but within sexes frequencies in every gender category do not show significant difference. Expected sex difference on total sensation seeking score was noticed, confirming that males score higher than females. Of four sub scales, only Thrill and adventure seeking scale has shown difference between men and women.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: sensation seeking, gender role, masculinity, androgyny
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Tadinac, Meri
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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