This study examines the potential predictors of the sexual double standard and how attitudes relate to sexual behaviors. A sample of 138 undergraduates (N = 138; 77% female; 23% male; ages 18-57; M = 24, SD = 6.05) at the University of Central Florida were asked in Fall, 2019 to complete four questionnaires measuring sex-type roles, sexual scripts, and ambivalent sexist attitudes. Results showed that female participants who had lower ambivalent sexist views reported to having more sexual partners. Male participants were found to endorse sex-type roles and hostile sexism more than female participants, but were not significantly different from each other. Across the sample, participants indicated that seventeen was the ideal amount of lifetime sexual partners for men and women. Although the presence of the sexual double standard was not detected, findings suggest that traditional attitudes and gendered beliefs may play a role in sexual behaviors.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
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Radojevic, Tijana, "College Students Perceptions of Promiscuity" (2019). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 622.