Agentic and Communal Personality Traits: Relations to Attitudes Toward Sex and Sexual Experiences

Agentic and Communal Personality Traits: Relations to Attitudes Toward Sex and Sexual Experiences This study was designed to examine relations among agentic and communal personality traits, attitudes toward sex, and sexual experiences in a sample of 202 undergraduates. As predicted, acceptance of interpersonal violence, with particular reference to intimate and sexual relationships, was positively associated with unmitigated agency. Among male participants, willingness to engage in uncommitted sexual relations was positively associated with unmitigated agency and negatively associated with communion and unmitigated communion. Among female participants, agency was positively related to satisfaction with current sexual and romantic relationships. These results partially support Helgeson’s (1994) theoretical model that links unmitigated agency to relational conflict and instability and links communion to emotional bonding and commitment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Agentic and Communal Personality Traits: Relations to Attitudes Toward Sex and Sexual Experiences

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 by Springer Science + Business Media, Inc.
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11199-005-1199-2
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Abstract

This study was designed to examine relations among agentic and communal personality traits, attitudes toward sex, and sexual experiences in a sample of 202 undergraduates. As predicted, acceptance of interpersonal violence, with particular reference to intimate and sexual relationships, was positively associated with unmitigated agency. Among male participants, willingness to engage in uncommitted sexual relations was positively associated with unmitigated agency and negatively associated with communion and unmitigated communion. Among female participants, agency was positively related to satisfaction with current sexual and romantic relationships. These results partially support Helgeson’s (1994) theoretical model that links unmitigated agency to relational conflict and instability and links communion to emotional bonding and commitment.

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2005

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