Sex Roles

, Volume 38, Issue 1–2, pp 45–62 | Cite as

The Impact of Sex and Gender Role Self-Perception on Affective Reactions to Different Types of Film

  • Mary Beth Oliver
  • Stephanie Lee Sargent
  • James B. III Weaver
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Abstract

To what extent do differences in biologicalsexand psychological gender identity influence affectivereactions to different genres of film? In order toaddress this question, this investigation examined the impact of sex and gender roleself-perceptions on viewers' responses to neutral,melodramatic, and violent film segments. Working with apredominantly Caucasian population (93% Caucasian) at asoutheastern university, the results emphasize theimportance of sex and gender role self-perceptions onviewers' affective responses to media entertainment. Theimplications of these findings are discussed.

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  • Mary Beth Oliver
  • Stephanie Lee Sargent
  • James B. III Weaver

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