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Title: Are men universally more dismissing than women? Gender differences in romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions
Authors: Schmitt, David A.
Alcalay, Lidia
Allensworth, Melissa
Allik, Juri
Ault, Lara
Austers, Ivars
Bennett, Kevin L.
Bianchi, Gabriel
Boholst, Fredrick
Borg Cunen, Mary Ann
Braeckman, Johan
Brainerd, Edwin G.
Caral, Leo Gerard A.
Caron, Gabrielle
Casullo, Maria Martina
Cunningham, Michael
Daibo, Ikuo
De Backer, Charlotte
De Souza, Eros
Diaz-Loving, Rolando
Diniz, Glaucia
Durkin, Kevin
Echegaray, Marcela
Eremsoy, Ekin
Euler, Harald A.
Falzon, Ruth
Fisher, Maryanne L.
Foley, Dolores
Fowler, Robert
Fry, Douglas P.
Fry, Sirpa
Ghayur, Arif M.
Giri, Vijai N.
Golden, Debra L.
Grammer, Karl
Grimaldi, Liria
Halberstadt, Jamin
Haque, Shamsul
Herrera, Dora
Hertel, Janine
Hitchell, Amanda
Hoffmann, Heather
Hooper, Danica
Hradilekova, Zuzana
Hudek-Kene-Evi, Jasna
Huffcutt, Allen
Jaafar, Jas
Jankauskaite, Margarita
Kabangu-Stahel, Heidi
Kardum, Igor
Khoury, Brigitte
Kwon, Hayrran
Laidra, Kaia
Laireiter, Anton-Rupert
Lakerveld, Dustin
Lampert, Ada
Lauri, Mary Anne
Lavallee, Margeurite
Lee, Suk-Jae
Chung Leung, Luk
Locke, Kenneth D.
Locke, Vance
Luksik, Ivan
Magaisa, Ishmael
Marcinkeviciene, Dalia
Mata, Andre
Mata, Rui
McCarthy, Barry
Mills, Micael E.
Mkhize, Nhlanhla J.
Moreira, Joao
Moreira, Sergio
Moya, Miguel
Munyae, Margaret M.
Noller, Patricia
Olimat, Hmoud
Opre, Adrian
Panayiotou, Alexia
Petrovic, Nebojsa
Poels, Karolien
Popper, Miroslav
Poulimenou, Maria
Pyatokha, Volodymyr
Raymond, Michel
Reips, Ulf-Dietrich
Reneau, Susan E.
Rivera-Aragon, Sofia
Rowatt, Wade C.
Ruch, Willibald
Rus, Velko S.
Safir, Marilyn P.
Salas, Sonia
Sambataro, Fabio
Sandnabba, Kenneth N.
Schletter, Rachel
Schulmeyer, Marion K.
Schutz, Astrid
Scrimali, Tullio
Shackelford, Todd K.
Sharan, Mithila B.
Shaver, Phillip R.
Sichona, Francis
Simonetti, Franco
Sineshaw, Tilahun
Sookdew, R.
Speelman, Tom
Spyrou, Spyros
Canan Sumer, H.
Sumer, Nebi
Supekova, Marianna
Szlendak, Tomasz
Taylor, Robin
Timmermans, Bert
Tooke, William
Tsaousis, Ioannis
Tungaraza, F. S. K.
Turner, Ashley
Vandermassen, Griet
Vanhoomissen, Tim
van Overwalle, Frank
Vanvesenbeeck, Ine
Vasley, Paul L.
Verissimo, Joao
Voracek, Martin
Wan, Wendy W. N.
Wang, Ta-Wei
Weiss, Peter
Wijaya, Andik
Woertman, Liesbeth
Youn, Gahyun
Zupaneie, Agata
Keywords: Interpersonal relations -- Case studies
Social role -- Case studies
Sex differences
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Citation: Schmitt, D.P ., Alcalay, L., Allensworth, M., Allik, J., Ault, L., Austers, I.,…Zupaneie, G. (2003). Are men universally more dismissing than women? Gender differences in romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions. Personal Relationships, 10(3), 307-331.
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. Generally, these associations supported evolutionary theories of romantic attachment, with smaller gender differences evident in cultures with high–stress and high–fertility reproductive environments. Social role theories of human sexuality received less support in that more progressive sex–role ideologies and national gender equity indexes were not cross–culturally linked as expected to smaller gender differences in dismissing romantic attachment.
Description: The authors thank Susan Sprecher (USA), Del Paulhus (Canada), Glenn D. Wilson (England), Qazi Rahman (England), Alois Angleitner (Germany), Angelika Hofhansl (Austria), Tamio Imagawa (Japan), Minoru Wada (Japan), Junichi Taniguchi (Japan), and Yuji Kanemasa (Japan) for helping with data collection and contributing significantly to the samples used in this study.
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar//handle/123456789/21677
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