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Perceptions of women condom proposers among Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, and European Americans.

Author: Conley,-Terri-D; Collins,-Barry-E; Garcia,-David
Author Background: U California, Dept of Psychology, Los Angeles, CA, US
Date 2/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: Journal-of-Applied-Social-Psychology
Volume/Pages Vol 30(2): 389-406
Subject Matter Chinese-, Japanese Americans, Health, Social Environment
Abstract This study was a comparison of the judgments made about a sexually active female condom proposer by 483 men and women (mean age 23.4 yrs) of 3 ethnic groups: Chinese Americans, European Americans, and Japanese Americans. Results indicate that Chinese Americans reacted more negatively to the female condom proposer than did European Americans. Japanese Americans could not be distinguished between either of the groups on most measures. However, Japanese Americans did perceive the female condom proposer to be less sexually attractive than did the other 2 groups. These findings underscore the importance of distinguishing among subgroups of Asian Americans, especially when considering issues related to gender and sexuality. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)