COHFA | Psychology: Completed Projects

Title

Sexual Fluidity Levels based on Sex

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Junior

Major

Public Health

Minor

Psychology

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Amanda Joyce, Ph.D.

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Abstract

Sex research within the southern part of the United States, The Bible Belt, is limited. The purpose of this investigation was to provide more information about sex and sexuality in order to fill a void in the data. 61 (23 Male, 38 Female, 48 Caucasian, 9 African American, 20 Mean age, SD = 3) students enrolled in a General Psychology course contributed data to this investigation. Participants self-reported their gender and then completed two self-report surveys of their sexuality- the Kinsey scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid. Together, data from these scales allowed us to test hypotheses regarding gender and sexual fluidity. It was hypothesized that women would show higher levels of sexuality fluidity shown through higher scores on the survey compared to those of men. Self-reporting methods were used with complete anonymity to reduce the amount of inaccurate responses on the survey. Results, and implications of these results, will be discussed in detail during the presentation.

Keywords: Sex, Sexual Fluidity, Kinsey, Bible Belt

Location

Classroom 210, Waterfield Library

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Psychology: Completed Projects

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Nov 18th, 1:00 PM Nov 18th, 3:30 PM

Sexual Fluidity Levels based on Sex

Classroom 210, Waterfield Library

Abstract

Sex research within the southern part of the United States, The Bible Belt, is limited. The purpose of this investigation was to provide more information about sex and sexuality in order to fill a void in the data. 61 (23 Male, 38 Female, 48 Caucasian, 9 African American, 20 Mean age, SD = 3) students enrolled in a General Psychology course contributed data to this investigation. Participants self-reported their gender and then completed two self-report surveys of their sexuality- the Kinsey scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid. Together, data from these scales allowed us to test hypotheses regarding gender and sexual fluidity. It was hypothesized that women would show higher levels of sexuality fluidity shown through higher scores on the survey compared to those of men. Self-reporting methods were used with complete anonymity to reduce the amount of inaccurate responses on the survey. Results, and implications of these results, will be discussed in detail during the presentation.

Keywords: Sex, Sexual Fluidity, Kinsey, Bible Belt