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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

6

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 18-23

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

1998

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine whether females who are over or under the age of 35 years old would prefer to interact with professionals of the same gender throughout the interrogative, medical, and legal situations that they would be presented with after being victimized. A written victimization situation was prepared for each of the participants to react to for this study. No specific reference was made to the gender of the assailant or specific sexual violence that had occurred to the victim in the hypothetical crime situation that was presented to each participant in the two age groups surveyed. It has been theorized that, because of the development of personal schema, in conjunction with maturation combined with personal perceptions which are influenced by the media, it could be demonstrated that females over age 35 years of age would have a stronger preference to interact with same gender professionals. The statistical results suggest that when having to make a choice in the gender of professionals with which the female victim would need to interact after being victimized, only in the case of the Police Officer was there a significant difference in gender preference between the two age groups.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

6 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 6 no. 2 1998

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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