Sex differences in interpersonal problems: Does sexual orientation moderate?

Debbiesiu L. Lee, Lynn E. Harkless, Daniel J. Sheridan, Emily Winakur, Blaine J. Fowers

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Sexual orientation was examined as a moderator in the relation between biological sex and interpersonal problems. Participants were 60 lesbians, 45 heterosexual women, 37 gay men, and 39 heterosexual men, who completed the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex. Sexual orientation was found to moderate one of the eight interpersonal problems under study. Heterosexual women scored significantly higher than lesbian women in Non-assertive. Although hypothesized, gay men did not differ from heterosexual men along the Dominant-Cold quadrant. Implications of these results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-87
Number of pages13
JournalThe Journal of psychology
Volume147
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Heterosexuality
sexual orientation
Sex Characteristics
Sexual Behavior
moderator
Equipment and Supplies
Sexual Minorities
Sex differences
Sexual orientation
Lesbian
Gay men

Keywords

  • gay men
  • interpersonal problems
  • lesbians
  • sex differences
  • sexual orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Education

Cite this

Lee, D. L., Harkless, L. E., Sheridan, D. J., Winakur, E., & Fowers, B. J. (2013). Sex differences in interpersonal problems: Does sexual orientation moderate? The Journal of psychology, 147(1), 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2012.676575

Sex differences in interpersonal problems : Does sexual orientation moderate? / Lee, Debbiesiu L.; Harkless, Lynn E.; Sheridan, Daniel J.; Winakur, Emily; Fowers, Blaine J.

In: The Journal of psychology, Vol. 147, No. 1, 01.01.2013, p. 75-87.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lee, DL, Harkless, LE, Sheridan, DJ, Winakur, E & Fowers, BJ 2013, 'Sex differences in interpersonal problems: Does sexual orientation moderate?', The Journal of psychology, vol. 147, no. 1, pp. 75-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/00223980.2012.676575
Lee, Debbiesiu L. ; Harkless, Lynn E. ; Sheridan, Daniel J. ; Winakur, Emily ; Fowers, Blaine J. / Sex differences in interpersonal problems : Does sexual orientation moderate?. In: The Journal of psychology. 2013 ; Vol. 147, No. 1. pp. 75-87.
@article{67fa4732e7b34ace85d2f65f1a27eb13,
title = "Sex differences in interpersonal problems: Does sexual orientation moderate?",
abstract = "Sexual orientation was examined as a moderator in the relation between biological sex and interpersonal problems. Participants were 60 lesbians, 45 heterosexual women, 37 gay men, and 39 heterosexual men, who completed the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex. Sexual orientation was found to moderate one of the eight interpersonal problems under study. Heterosexual women scored significantly higher than lesbian women in Non-assertive. Although hypothesized, gay men did not differ from heterosexual men along the Dominant-Cold quadrant. Implications of these results are discussed.",
keywords = "gay men, interpersonal problems, lesbians, sex differences, sexual orientation",
author = "Lee, {Debbiesiu L.} and Harkless, {Lynn E.} and Sheridan, {Daniel J.} and Emily Winakur and Fowers, {Blaine J.}",
year = "2013",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1080/00223980.2012.676575",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "147",
pages = "75--87",
journal = "Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied",
issn = "0022-3980",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Sex differences in interpersonal problems

T2 - Does sexual orientation moderate?

AU - Lee, Debbiesiu L.

AU - Harkless, Lynn E.

AU - Sheridan, Daniel J.

AU - Winakur, Emily

AU - Fowers, Blaine J.

PY - 2013/1/1

Y1 - 2013/1/1

N2 - Sexual orientation was examined as a moderator in the relation between biological sex and interpersonal problems. Participants were 60 lesbians, 45 heterosexual women, 37 gay men, and 39 heterosexual men, who completed the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex. Sexual orientation was found to moderate one of the eight interpersonal problems under study. Heterosexual women scored significantly higher than lesbian women in Non-assertive. Although hypothesized, gay men did not differ from heterosexual men along the Dominant-Cold quadrant. Implications of these results are discussed.

AB - Sexual orientation was examined as a moderator in the relation between biological sex and interpersonal problems. Participants were 60 lesbians, 45 heterosexual women, 37 gay men, and 39 heterosexual men, who completed the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex. Sexual orientation was found to moderate one of the eight interpersonal problems under study. Heterosexual women scored significantly higher than lesbian women in Non-assertive. Although hypothesized, gay men did not differ from heterosexual men along the Dominant-Cold quadrant. Implications of these results are discussed.

KW - gay men

KW - interpersonal problems

KW - lesbians

KW - sex differences

KW - sexual orientation

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84870402153&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84870402153&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/00223980.2012.676575

DO - 10.1080/00223980.2012.676575

M3 - Article

C2 - 23472444

AN - SCOPUS:84870402153

VL - 147

SP - 75

EP - 87

JO - Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

JF - Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied

SN - 0022-3980

IS - 1

ER -