GENDER, SOCIOSEXUAL ORIENTATION, AND PERSONALITY TRAITS AS PREDICTORS OF ATTITUDES TOWARDS SEX

  • Aleksandra Trogrlić Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Milan Oljača Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Dušanka Mitrović Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
  • Ninoslava Marčeta Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad
Keywords: attitudes towards sex, gender differences, personality traits, sociosexual orientation

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to examine relations among  gender, personality traits, and a behavioral component of sociosexual orientation on the one hand, and four dimensions of attitudes towards sex on the other hand. Participants (N = 266) from the general population of Serbia completed Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI), the brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) and Big Five Plus Two, shorten version (BF+2). Results pointed to a very modest contribution of gender to the prediction of sexual attitudes. Small effects of openness on instrumentality, extraversion on communion, and neuroticism on permissiveness were noted, and sociosexual orientation predicted all these three dimensions of attitudes towards sex. Results also indicated a significant effect of interaction between neuroticism and gender, as well as a positive valence and gender on instrumental attitude towards sex. The relationship in both cases was positive for males and negative for females.

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09. 07. 2020.
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