Perceptions of interactions at a strip club

Head, Kayla L. (2013) Perceptions of interactions at a strip club. Bachelor's thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Strip clubs make up a popular entertainment establishment, and this traditionally male locale is catering to female patrons now as well. In the present study, perceptions of strip club interactions between patrons and dancers were explored. A convenience sample of 265 participants (75 men and 190 women) completed an online survey and sex-role attitude scale. The survey presented one of six vignettes which varied on patron gender (male or female), who, while at a strip club, either only watched the dancers, bought a private dance that included touching, or conversed with the dancer about private sexual fantasies (dancers were of the opposite sex). Questions were asked regarding acceptability of the behaviours, perceived motivations, and perceptions of the dancers. While no differences were found due to participant or patron gender, certain activities were judged more unacceptable than others, certain motivations were associated with different activities, female dancers were viewed more negatively than male dancers, and sex-role attitudes influenced perceptions and judgments of male and female patrons differently. Implications of the study and suggestions for further research are discussed.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6368
Item ID: 6368
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-32).
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Striptease--Sex differences--Public opinion; Stripteasers--Public opinion; Sex-oriented businesses--Public opinion; Consumers--Attitudes

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