publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Are men universally more dismissing than women? Gender differences in romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions

Schmitt, David A.; Alcalay, Lidia; Allensworth, Melissa; Allik, Juri; Ault, Lara; Austers, Ivars; Bennett, Kevin L.; Bianchi, Gabriel; Boholst, Fredrick; Borg Cunen, Mary Ann; ...
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2003
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Gender differences in the dismissing form of adult romantic attachment were investigated as part of the International Sexuality Description Project—a survey study of 17,804 people from 62 cultural regions. Contrary to research findings previously reported in Western cultures, we found that men were not significantly more dismissing than women across all cultural regions. Gender differences in dismissing romantic attachment were evident in most cultures, but were typically only small to moderate in magnitude. Looking across cultures, the degree of gender differentiation in dismissing romantic attachment was predictably associated with sociocultural indicators. Ge...
Subjects
free text keywords: Interpersonal relations -- Case studies, Social role -- Case studies, Sex differences, Institute of Psychology, 150 Psychology, Apego (Psicología), Relaciones de pareja, Attachment behavior, Couple relationships, Psicología / Procesos afectivos, Ciencias sociales / Estudios culturales, Gender equity, Ideology, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Romance, Survey research, Developmental psychology, Research findings, Sociocultural evolution, Social psychology, Psychology, Social role, Human sexuality
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