Attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors : the relationships between ambivalent sexism, sexual fantasies, and use of erotica : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Gaither, George A. en_US
dc.contributor.author Clark, Stefanie D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:35:53Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:35:53Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other A-335 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189835
dc.description.abstract Limited evidence shows that viewing erotica (aka pornography) may be linked with hostile and violent attitudes and behaviors toward women. (Malamuth, Addison & Koss, 2000, Can & VanDeusen, 2004). This study examines the relationships between sexual fantasy, ambivalent sexism and use of erotica to see if there is support for this assumption. Men and women were asked to complete a number of questionnaires including the Wilson Sex Fantasy Questionnaire (SFQ) (Wilson, 1988), Use of Erotica Scale (UoE) and Ambivalent Sexism Inventory (ASI) (Glick & Fiske, 1996). Responses to the survey indicate that while there is a positive correlation between sexual fantasies and erotica use, there are little to no correlations between these items and ambivalent sexism. This may indicate that fantasy and erotica use have little impact on attitudes toward women, meaning public negativity toward erotica may be misplaced. A low number of male respondents and difficulty relating the ASI to other measures included in the online questionnaire are limitations of this study.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 39 leaves ; 30 cm. + 1 flash drive. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Attitudes, thoughts, and behaviors : the relationships between ambivalent sexism, sexual fantasies, and use of erotica : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.title.alternative Sexism, fantasy, and erotica en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1408287 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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