The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale: Final Analysis

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The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale is designed to measure a respondent’s attitude towards sex. Questions such as “I do not need to be commuted to a person to have sex with him/her”, “It is okay to have ongoing sexual relationships with more than one person at a time?”, “Life would have fewer problems if people could have sex more freely.”, and “Sex as a simple exchange of favors is okay if people agree to it” are questions that fall under the distinct subscale of Permissiveness. When researchers asked these questions I believe they were trying to measure the construct of sexual attitudes towards hyper femininity. This distinct subscale along with the construct that researchers are trying to measure is important because understanding these attitudes …show more content…
The Social Exchange theory is the theory I believe best explains the generational differences on attitudes/perceptions of sexual attitudes. An individual may wonder, “What is the Life Course Development Framework Theory? How does that relate?”. The Life Course Development Framework Theory is broken down into three complimentary theories which include individual lifespan theory, family development theory, and life course theory. This theory relates to the generational difference because it views times as multidimensional and this theory places its norms within social constructed rules that govern group and individual behavior. In the early 1900’s the socially constructed views on sex were marriage comes first and then sex, but in the 20th century young adults freely enjoy sex before marriages. Propositions included with this theory are view family development as a group process regulated by societal timing and sequencing norms. There is a proposition, that if a family or individual is out of sequence or off time with the normative societal patterns, the probability of later life disruptions is negatively correlated to the degree of variance around the norm, the greater the concentration around the norm, the greater the likelihood of later life disruption for deviation from the norm (Seccombe, 2015). Now I wouldn’t say that the transition from 19th to the 20th century views on sexual attitudes is negatively correlated, but I do agree with the fact that the greater concentration, or more individuals having sex before marriage will disrupt the deviation of the norm at that present

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