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dc.contributor.authorParma, Jill
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-23T21:35:33Z
dc.date.available2019-08-23T21:35:33Z
dc.date.issued2002-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/11750
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to compare the difference in student perceptions of connotations of reproductive physiology in human sexuality textbooks. The intention of this study was to identify and document any gender bias that may exist in the wording of textbooks published between 2000 and 2002 that address reproductive function. Four processes necessary for reproduction were examined. 110 subjects (45 males, 65 females) rated terms on a Likert-type questionnaire. Independent t-tests were used to test differences between gender for positive versus negative connotations. The overall mean of the Male Terms was rated significantly more positive (p<.05) than the overall mean of the Female Terms by both male and female subjects. Further study in this area is necessary to determine if negative language has an impact on an individual’s self-image and body perception.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences
dc.subjectEducation
dc.subjectGender bias in textbooks
dc.titleStudent perceptions of connotations of reproductive physiology terms found in college human sexuality textbooksen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHealth Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelMasteren_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeeChairRager, Robin
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWard, Susan
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Health Sciencesen_US


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