Date

2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree

Master of Arts

Department

Sociology

First Adviser

Zhang, Yuping

Other advisers/committee members

Lasker, Judith; Austin, Kelly

Abstract

The sexual double standard organizes sexuality on American campuses. This study is devoted to frame analyses of sexual double standards in attitudes toward the frequent causal sex with "doing gender" theory. Using the Online College Social Life Survey dataset, the current study explores the interplay between students’ attitudes toward people who are hooking up "a lot" and their "doing gender" perceptions and practices in daily life. This research is a new attempt to integrate a social constructionist approach with a nationwide social survey to offer a new perspective of understanding the gender inequality of sexuality among young adults.

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