TITLE

THE CERTAINTY OF THE SEXUAL SELF-CONCEPT

AUTHOR(S)
Garcia, Luis T.
PUB. DATE
December 1999
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Winter99, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p263
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study sought to examine how men and women perceive the sexual component of their self- concept and the certainty with which they hold those views. Replicating the results of a previous study, it was found that men perceived themselves as more sexually experienced responsive, and deviant than women whereas there was a tendency for women to perceive themselves as more sexually attractive and romantic. In terms of certainly about one's self-concept, as predicted women were more certain than men about their sexual attractiveness and the romantic component of their sexuality. Furthermore, the variables of erotophobia-erotophilia, self-reported sexual experience, and masculinity and femininity were related to people's perceptions and certainty of their sexual self-view. The findings have implications for understanding how individuals acquire, maintain and modify their sexual self concept.
ACCESSION #
3584490

 

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