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Attitudes Toward Prostitution as a Function of Attitudes Toward Feminism in College Students: An Exploratory Study

Attitudes Toward Prostitution as a Function of Attitudes Toward Feminism in College Students: An... Eighty-nine male and female undergraduates completed the Attitudes toward Feminism Scale and the author-devised Attitudes Toward Prostitution Scale, which contained five factors. Profeminist attitudes were related to three out of five factors. Respondents scoring in a profeminist direction were more likely to view prostitution as reflecting exploitation and subordination of women, less likely to believe women become prostitutes out of economic necessity, and less likely to approve of decriminalization and legalization of prostitution. Gender differences also appeared that were not explained by differences in profeminist attitudes: women were more likely than men to disagree with decriminalization and legalization efforts and were more likely to view prostitution as reflecting exploitation and subordination. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychology of Women Quarterly SAGE

Attitudes Toward Prostitution as a Function of Attitudes Toward Feminism in College Students: An Exploratory Study

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1990 Society for the Psychology of Women
ISSN
0361-6843
eISSN
1471-6402
DOI
10.1111/j.1471-6402.1990.tb00009.x
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Abstract

Eighty-nine male and female undergraduates completed the Attitudes toward Feminism Scale and the author-devised Attitudes Toward Prostitution Scale, which contained five factors. Profeminist attitudes were related to three out of five factors. Respondents scoring in a profeminist direction were more likely to view prostitution as reflecting exploitation and subordination of women, less likely to believe women become prostitutes out of economic necessity, and less likely to approve of decriminalization and legalization of prostitution. Gender differences also appeared that were not explained by differences in profeminist attitudes: women were more likely than men to disagree with decriminalization and legalization efforts and were more likely to view prostitution as reflecting exploitation and subordination.

Journal

Psychology of Women QuarterlySAGE

Published: Mar 1, 1990

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