Women's self-reports on sensitive topics : impact of context

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dc.contributor.advisor Gaither, George A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hawkins, Alishea R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:47Z
dc.date.created 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2005 .H39 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188043
dc.description.abstract Since Kinsey and his colleagues (Kinsey, Pomeroy, Martin, & Gebhard, 1948; 1953) first began to empirically examine human sexual behavior researchers have found that heterosexual men tend to report having had more sexual partners than heterosexual women. The purpose of the present study was to explore this phenomena using a within subject design. Participants were 124 undergraduate women who completed a packet of surveys on sensitive topics, such as sexuality, and body image, in two conditions: Anonymity Threat Condition: Participants were led to believe that the principle investigator would come in a view their responses while completing the surveys and Bogus Pipeline: Participants were led to believe that they were `hooked-up' to a lie detector. Results found within as well as between subject effects for measures of social desirability and one sexual attitude measure. However, these results did not generalize to the body image measures or sexual behavior questions.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent vi, 124 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Sexual behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sexual behavior surveys -- Methodology. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Context effects (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Women's self-reports on sensitive topics : impact of context en_US
dc.title.alternative Women's self reports on sensitive topics en_US
dc.title.alternative Impact of context en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1318615 en_US

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