Gender difference between older adults' knowledge and attitudes of sexuality in aging: A comparison of two studies

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Gender difference between older adults' knowledge and attitudes of sexuality in aging: A comparison of two studies
Abstract:
Gender difference between older adults' knowledge and attitudes of sexuality in aging: A comparison of two studies
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Steinke, Elaine, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Wichita State University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
Two studies using separate samples sought to explore differences

among male and female elders on their knowledge, attitudes, and

sexual behaviors using a non-experimental approach. Two different

samples from separate health and wellness groups were surveyed

using the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Scale (White, 1982).

Additional data were collected on sexual satisfaction, sexual

activity, and demographic variables.



In the first study, questionnaires were mailed to the homes of 759

members of the wellness group. The final sample consisted of 177

subjects. The second study was conducted in a similar manner, but

with random selection of 400 males and 400 females. Questionnaires

were returned by 127 subjects.



In both studies the mean age was 70 years. More males answered the

questionnaire in the first study, while in the second study more

females responded. Marital status, living condition, and

self-perceived degree of religiousness were similar for both

groups. Differences were observed between the two groups in the

area of education and income, with the first sample having a higher

eduction level and greater income. Both groups showed a moderate

amount of knowledge and fairly permissive attitudes, with no

significant differences observed between males and females.

Reported sexual satisfaction was variable. Subjects were sexually

active with activity varying from 0 to 30 times per month, with a

mean of 4 times per month. Findings suggest that males and females

are fairly equivalent on their knowledge and attitudes about

sexuality in aging and most are sexually active.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender difference between older adults' knowledge and attitudes of sexuality in aging: A comparison of two studiesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154896-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Gender difference between older adults' knowledge and attitudes of sexuality in aging: A comparison of two studies</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Steinke, Elaine, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wichita State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">steinke@chp.twsu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Two studies using separate samples sought to explore differences<br/><br/>among male and female elders on their knowledge, attitudes, and<br/><br/>sexual behaviors using a non-experimental approach. Two different<br/><br/>samples from separate health and wellness groups were surveyed<br/><br/>using the Aging Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Scale (White, 1982).<br/><br/>Additional data were collected on sexual satisfaction, sexual<br/><br/>activity, and demographic variables.<br/><br/><br/><br/>In the first study, questionnaires were mailed to the homes of 759<br/><br/>members of the wellness group. The final sample consisted of 177<br/><br/>subjects. The second study was conducted in a similar manner, but<br/><br/>with random selection of 400 males and 400 females. Questionnaires<br/><br/>were returned by 127 subjects.<br/><br/><br/><br/>In both studies the mean age was 70 years. More males answered the<br/><br/>questionnaire in the first study, while in the second study more<br/><br/>females responded. Marital status, living condition, and<br/><br/>self-perceived degree of religiousness were similar for both<br/><br/>groups. Differences were observed between the two groups in the<br/><br/>area of education and income, with the first sample having a higher<br/><br/>eduction level and greater income. Both groups showed a moderate<br/><br/>amount of knowledge and fairly permissive attitudes, with no<br/><br/>significant differences observed between males and females.<br/><br/>Reported sexual satisfaction was variable. Subjects were sexually<br/><br/>active with activity varying from 0 to 30 times per month, with a<br/><br/>mean of 4 times per month. Findings suggest that males and females<br/><br/>are fairly equivalent on their knowledge and attitudes about<br/><br/>sexuality in aging and most are sexually active.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T13:22:01Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T13:22:01Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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