Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sexualized Music Videos and Female Sexual Scripts
by Zepp, Victoria D., Psy.D., Alliant International University, 2020, 114; 28027078
Abstract (Summary)

This retrospective study examined the relationships between exposure to sexualized music videos in pre-adolescence/adolescence and sexual assertiveness, sexual risk taking, and the belief in the existence of female token resistance in heterosexual, cisgender women between the ages of 18 and 30 years old. The purpose of this study was to further the body of research examining the impact of sexualized media on the development of sexual scripts, and how these scripts impact behavior in romantic relationships. Data was collected from 195 participants. It was hypothesized increased exposure to sexualized music videos would be negatively correlated with sexual assertiveness (Hypothesis One), positively correlated with sexual risk taking (Hypothesis Two), and positively correlated with a belief in the existence of female token resistance (Hypothesis Three). A correlation table was run, and significant relationships were found in Hypotheses One and Three, with positive correlations between sexualized music videos and both sexual assertiveness and the belief in the existence of female token resistance. Two linear regressions were run on the positive correlations to account for importance of religion as a covariate. Religion was found to account for a significant amount of the variance in both regression analyses. Results, study limitations, and implications for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Foster, Jennifer
Commitee: Harris, Robert
School: Alliant International University
Department: Fresno, CSPP
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 82/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Sexuality, Music, Gender studies
Keywords: Music videos, Sexual scripts, Sexualized media
Publication Number: 28027078
ISBN: 9798662568839
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