The impact of sex and gender role self-perception on affective reactions to different types of film

Mary Beth Oliver, Stephanie Lee Sargent, James B. Weaver

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Abstract

To what extent do differences in biological sex and psychological gender identity influence affective reactions to different genres of film? In order to address this question, this investigation examined the impact of sex and gender role self-perceptions on viewers' responses to neutral, melodramatic, and violent film segments. Working with a predominantly Caucasian population (93% Caucasian) at a southeastern university, the results emphasize the importance of sex and gender role self-perceptions on viewers' affective responses to media entertainment. The implications of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalSex Roles
Volume38
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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