Study on Sexual Attitude of Males and Females corresponding to the Socio-Economic Status of the Society
Keywords:Sexual Attitude, Gender, Pre-Marital Sex, Polygamy
AbstractSexual Attitudes are values and beliefs about sexuality. Manifested in a person’s individual sexual behavior, these attitudes are based on family and cultural values about sexuality, on sex education (both formal and informal) and on prior sexual experience. Investigation of sexual attitudes of youth contributes to understanding of their knowledge, emotions, thoughts and behavior towards sexuality. In this particular study, we made an attempt to analyze the sexual attitude of a total of 88 participants, (44 males and 44 females) belonging to the age group 18 to 30 years, involving college students and working professionals. The data collected is then compared among 2 classes of society, namely- lower class and upper class. Data was collected through convenient sampling method. Sexual attitude scale was used as a self-report measure consisting of 5 dimensions such as Pre-Marital Sex, Pornography, Polygamy, Lesbianism and Gay Marriages. The collected data was examined through t-test. The hypothesis of this study is that there is no significant difference in Sexual attitude of males and females. The null hypothesis stands true as the probability of having a difference is very less, that is 0.07. Findings showed that females have more favorable sexual attitude as compared to males. On the other hand, the participants who belonged to the upper socio-economic status showed more favorable sexual attitude than lower socio-economic status.
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