Gender roles and sexual behavior among young women

Lucke, JC (1998) Gender roles and sexual behavior among young women. Sex Roles, 39 3-4: 273-297. doi:10.1023/A:1018806622585


Author Lucke, JC
Title Gender roles and sexual behavior among young women
Journal name Sex Roles   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0360-0025
Publication date 1998-08-01
Year available 1998
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1023/A:1018806622585
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 39
Issue 3-4
Start page 273
End page 297
Total pages 25
Place of publication NEW YORK
Publisher PLENUM PUBL CORP
Language eng
Abstract This study investigates the hypothesis that 'non-traditional' gender role attitudes and 'masculine' gender role traits or dating behaviors are associated with unsafe sexual behaviors such as having a high number of sexual partners, the non-use of condoms and the use of alcohol or drugs before or during intercourse. A self-report survey was completed by 400 sexually active Australian women aged between 16 and 24 who attended two metropolitan Family Planning clinics in Queensland, Australia. The findings show partial support for the hypothesis. Women with a higher level of 'masculine' personality traits and egalitarian gender role attitudes were more likely to have multiple partners and to use alcohol or drugs with their most recent non-steady partner: The multivariate relationships between gender roles and sexual behaviors are not as extensive as would be proposed by gender role theory and previous research.
Keyword College-Students
Role Orientation
United-States
Alcohol-Use
Condom Use
Attitudes
Instrumentality
Expressiveness
Adolescents
Sample
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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