Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between gender identity and flirting style
by Gray, Michael Joseph, M.A., Arkansas State University, 2013, 66; 1535513
Abstract (Summary)

This study investigates the relationship between gender identity and flirting styles. Data analysis on a sample (N=227) revealed the existence of a relationship between gender identity and the sincere style and between gender identity and the physical style, but not between gender identity and the playful, polite, and traditional styles. Masculine and Androgynous individuals are more likely than Feminine or Undifferentiated individuals to employ the physical style. Androgynous individuals are more likely to employ the sincere style than masculine or undifferentiated individuals. Feminine individuals are more likely to employ the sincere style than masculine individuals. Further analysis found that there is a relationship between biological sex and the traditional style and between relationship status and the playful style. This study finds that gender identity is a better predictor of flirting style than either biological sex or relationship status, but suggests that it would be more appropriate to consider all three.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Thatcher, Matthew
Commitee: Harper, Chris, Hayes, Marceline
School: Arkansas State University
Department: Communication Studies and Theatre
School Location: United States -- Arkansas
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social psychology, Communication, Gender studies
Keywords: Androgyny, Flirting, Identity, Interpersonal, Relationship, Sex role
Publication Number: 1535513
ISBN: 9781303013263
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