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Płeć biologiczna i płeć społeczno-kulturowa a związki intymne Polaków
Biological Sex and Gender and Intimate Relationships of Poles

Author(s): Emilia Paprzycka, Edyta Mianowska, Zbigniew Izdebski
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: gender; intimate relationships; alternative forms of marriage-family life; attitude towards marriage; sexual behaviours

Summary/Abstract: The aim of research presented in the article was to recognize the importance of gender for being in a relationship or living without a partner and for perceiving the norms defining intimate relationships of partners. The answers to these enquires were given on the basis of the results of research performed in 2011 among a representative group of 3206 Poles aged 15–59. In the research the following techniques were used: direct (personal) interview, questionnaire and Inventory for assessing Psychological Sex (IPP). The research shows that biological sex and, among both men and women, gender diversify being in a relationship and matrimonial plans and views on pre-matrimonial sex and sexual affiliations in relationships. It has been recognised that androgenic women and women with traditional views on womanhood and manhood are more often in relationships (formal and informal). Women with maverick views on womanhood and manhood usually live a single life. As far as men are concerned, androgenic men are usually in relationships whereas men who do not refer in self-assessment to cultural definitions of womanhood and manhood are usually single.

  • Issue Year: 215/2014
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 13-39
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Polish