The effects of sex and gender role characteristics on facets of sociosexuality in heterosexual young adults

Rammsayer, Thomas H.; Borter, Natalie; Troche, Stefan J. (2017). The effects of sex and gender role characteristics on facets of sociosexuality in heterosexual young adults. The journal of sex research, 54(2), pp. 254-263. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/00224499.2016.1236903

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The present study was designed to systematically investigate the functional relationships among biological sex; masculine and feminine gender-role characteristics; and sociosexual behavior, attitude toward, and desire for uncommitted casual sex as three facets of sociosexual orientation. For this purpose, facets of sociosexuality were assessed by the Revised Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI-R) and masculine and feminine gender-role characteristics were assessed by a revised German version of the Bem Sex-Role Inventory in 499 male and 958 female heterosexual young adults. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) revealed differential mediating effects of masculine and feminine gender-role characteristics on the relationship between biological sex and the three facets of sociosexual orientation. Sociosexual behavior was shown to be primarily controlled by an individual’s level of masculine gender-role characteristics irrespective of biological sex. Sociosexual desire was identified as being a sole function of biological sex with no indication for any effect of masculine or feminine gender-role characteristics, while sociosexual attitude was influenced by biological sex as well as by masculine and feminine gender-role characteristics to about the same extent.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Personality Psychology, Differential Psychology and Diagnostics

UniBE Contributor:

Rammsayer, Thomas; Borter, Natalie and Troche, Stefan

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

0022-4499

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Karin Dubler

Date Deposited:

25 Apr 2018 08:12

Last Modified:

08 Mar 2019 08:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00224499.2016.1236903

PubMed ID:

27834495

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/112458

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