Relationships can be difficult. We can all say we’ve argued with a significant other one time or another. During arguments, we just can’t see the others point of view. We’ll go to our friends and family for advice and usually people of the same sex can see your point of view. Why is that? We all assume that males and females are different because they are ‘opposite’ sexes. When we someone as male or female we think a lot about them. It says a lot about them biologically, but what about mentally? We believe the typical stereotypes (Girls are emotional; boys are physical.) and connect them with the gender. The question is: does gender affect this? Many believe that it does. In relationships, we want, and expect, different things. Many believe that our sex affect what we want. Nevertheless, the biological factors of ourselves do affect what we want in some ways. The estrogen in females and testosterone in males does affect the way we think and our wants. HYPOTHESIS
What I wanted to know is: Are males “wants” and females “wants”, in a relationship, actually different? In this experiment, I decided to test out the stereotypes. Most people believe that men are more about the physical aspect (kissing, touching, etc.) and women are more about the mental aspect (cuddling, talking, etc.). The hypothesis then became this: in relationships, males will want more physical and less emotional aspects in their relationships; while females want more emotional and less physical aspects, thus inversely correlating. Predicted Answers
1. MaleFemale Both| 2. Physical ActivityEmotional Activity| 3. A) SloneB) Other PeopleC) Other| 4.2-4 Avrg. : 38-10 Avrg. : 9| 5.A) DatesB) Home| 6. A) YesB) NoC) Other| 7. A) in personB) PhoneC) TextD) Other| 8. A) PermanentB) MomentC) Other| 9. A) YesB) NoC) Other| 10. A) TalkB) ArgueC) IgnoreD) Other| 11. 7-9 Avrg. : 85-7 Avrg. : 7| 12.5-7 Avrg. : 68-10 Avrg: 9| 13. 8-10 Avrg: 95-7 Avrg. : 6| 14. Physical AspectsEmotional Aspects| 15. A) TellC) Not TellD) Other| 16.8-10 Avrg. : 96-8 Avrg. : 7| 17. 9-10 Avrg.: 9.54-5 Avrg.: 4.5| 18.Physical AspectsEmotional Aspects| 19. 6-8 Avrg. : 7| |
The participants in this study consisted of twenty total participants. Ten were male and ten females. Eight of them were Black/African American, eleven were white and six of them said they were of the Spanish ethnicity. They all were students of Fort Lauderdale High, all between the ages of fourteen and eight-teen. Procedure
I went up to each student and asked them to fill out a survey. The survey had 19 questions. Three questions were long response; eight were multiple choice seven of which had “other and a blank” as a response; and seven were rating questions, one being left to specify their gender. The survey was anonymous to get more truthful answers. Every fourth individual, for both genders, was then interviewed. They were asked about their responses for every question. The only question asked was why they chose the certain answer. Their responses were recorded and compared with the others. Five girls and five boys were interviewed making the total ten. RESULTS
1. MaleFemale Both| 2. Physical activity4 0Emotional activity2 8both4 2| 3. A) Alone8 6B) Other People2 4C) Other0 0| 4. 7-10 Avrg. : 8.68-10 Avrg. . : 8.5| 5. A) Dates3 6B) Home6 4*1= both| 6. A) Yes5 9B) No5 1C) Other0 0| 7. A) in person10 9B) Phone0 1C) Text0 0D) Other0 0| 8. A) Permanent2 2B) Moment3 2C) Other5 6*because I like them*to find out what I want/ I like them| 9. A) Yes6 10B) No4 0C) Other0 0| 10.A) Talk6 10B) Argue1...