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© Actualidades en Psicología, 2019
David Javier Enríquez Negrete
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
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Differences between men and women regarding psychological meaning of sexual socialization practices among siblings
Vol 33 No 126 (2019): Actualidades en Psicología
Published: Jan 24, 2019
Objective: to describe the psychological meaning of diverse of fraternal sexual socialization practices
within a group of college students and determine whether there are significant differences among genders.
Methods: cross-sectional study, non-probabilistic sample method (n = 214 college students) and the Modified
Natural Semantic Networks were all used in order to analyze the psychological meaning of different practices of fraternal sexual socialization. Results: female participants were found to refer practices and meanings centered on an affective role, while men were centered on an instrumental role; however, there is a broad spectrum of socialization tactics shared by both men and women. Conclusion: gender and culture play a role in the fraternal sexual socialization practices that should be taken into account.