Gender differences in reactions to the sexualization of athletes
John B. Nezlek , L. A. Maruskin , D. Wilson , W. Krohn
AbstractParticipants rated a series of photographs that depicted well-known male and female athletes in a sexualized fashion or not. In general, sexualized targets were perceived as more attractive but as less competent than non-sexualized targets, and for ratings of competence, sexualization effects were greater for female targets. Sexualization had no effects on women’s perceptions of the competence of male targets, whereas for men, sexualization affected their perceptions of the competence of both male and female targets, although the influence of sexualization was stronger for female targets than it was for male targets. These findings suggest that the gender of the target and of the perceiver needs to be considered when evaluating the influences of sexualization. The implications of these findings are discussed within the context of objectification theory, which has focused on the objectification of women by women.
|Journal series||Journal of Social Psychology, ISSN 0022-4545, (A 15 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||advertising, objectification, sex differences, sexualization|
|Publication indicators||: 2015 = 0.607; : 2015 = 0.772 (2) - 2015=1.203 (5)|
|Citation count*||23 (2020-10-19)|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Preview URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Podglad.aspx?WpisID=17484|
|Dorobek Naukowy - Approve URL||http://dn.swps.edu.pl/Biuro/ZatwierdzanieWpisu.aspx?WpisID=17484|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.