Conflict and Agreement in Sex Attitudes of Hispanic College Students


Russell Eisenman

Document Id: RR-42

Research by Eisenman and Dantzker (2003, 2006) has suggested that male and female Hispanic college students may have sex attitudes that lead to conflict between the sexes. Findings are presented here from 330 university students which show possible areas of conflict and also areas of agreement. The results mostly supported evolutionary psychology theory, with 23 of the 38 sex attitude items showing statistically significant sex differences, and mostly in the expected direction. In addition, 19 of the 38 items showed statistically significant differences between Hispanics and non-Hispanics. However, for both comparisons, all of the differences were relatively small. Overall, there was more agreement than disagreement with the sex attitude items. Implications are discussed.

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