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Psychological profiles of effeminate, male and female students

Noor, Noraini M. and Abd Rahman, Shukran and Farooqui, Jamil and Nasr, Ahmad Muhammad and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2003) Psychological profiles of effeminate, male and female students. Psychologia: An International Journal of Psychological Sciences, 46 (4). pp. 235-245.

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Abstract

This study examined the psychological profile of effeminates (n = 45) in comparison with matched-groups of normal males (n = 45) and females (n=45). Respondents were Malaysian students aged between 19-24 years. Results of the one-way analyses of variance showed that effeminate students were similar to females in terms of their perceptions of their body image, thinking, and gender characteristics. However, they were more androgynous than normal female students. Although effeminates reported the lowest level of self-esteem, contrary to prediction, they showed low psychological distress. The results are discussed with respect to their current situation as well as the general literature in this area.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1099/17836
Uncontrolled Keywords: effeminates, students, profile, body image, thinking gender characteristics, sclf-esteem, distress
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > BP1075 Sex role
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM811 Deviant behavior. Social deviance
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazizan Md. Noon
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2013 11:39
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 11:39
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17836

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