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Quick, Alida D.

Works: 2 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 4 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Alida D Quick
Effects of Sex, Distance, and Conversation in the Invasion of Personal Space by Alida D Quick( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical evidence indicates that intrusions into an individual's personal space may produce anxiety and defensive or avoidance behaviors which might be reduced when conversation occurs between interactants. This paper briefly presents two field experiments designed to investigate this possibility. The first study hypothesized that invasion of space would incur more rapid defensive reactions when the invader (experimenter) and subject were the same sex. Analyses disclosed that both distance and sex of invader had significant impact; an unexpected finding was that female experiments elicited more rapid defensive reactions than males. A second study incorporated distance, sex and presence or absence of a verbalized remark ("hello"). Analysis indicated that sex of the invader and verbalized communication influenced subject reactions in the direction of defense or avoidance. Females again brought about more threatened feelings on the part of subjects. It is posited that uninvited advances by female invaders are perceived as manifestations of aggression, and therefore more threatening to males; another possibility is that female experimenters, recognizing a role conflict in their portrayal, reflect anxiety which stimulates rapid defenses. To test these hypotheses, a third study has been designed to incorporate not only distance and sex but also anxiety levels of invaders. (Author/CJ)
Correlates of Sex Role Attitudes among Black Men and Women Data from a National Survey of Black Americans by Shirley Hatchett( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an investigation of the socioeconomic and demographic correlates of sex role attitudes among black Americans, four sex role attitude items were analyzed. Two tapped attitudes toward familial division of labor, one addressed perceptions of the consequences of women working, and one addressed attitudes toward motherhood. Eight background variables were included in the analysis: age, education, household income, region of residence, religiosity, and marital, job, and parental status. Findings documented a great deal of support for egalitarianism among black Americans, both men and women. Generally, the data showed support for more modern sex role norms in all areas except one--motherhood, which a large majority of both sexes saw as the most fulfilling role for women. Although there were sex differences on the other three norms, they were not as large as might be expected. Overall, the correlates and predictors of sex role attitudes of men and women were found to be different. More relationships were found between socioeconomic variables and sex role attitudes for black women than for black men. Except for sex, none of the background variables, either alone or with others, explained more than a very modest proportion of the variance in sex role attitudes. (CMG)
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