Interrelation of Degree of Intrpersonal Perception Accuracy, Type of Gender Identity and Emotional Attitude Valence Towards a Person

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Abstract

The focus of this research was to study relation of gender characteristics of inter-personal perception depending on the valence of emotional attitude towards a person. The research was carried out on 168 learners aged 15–17 years old (10–11 grades) in one Moscow comprehensive school. Leary's Test that helps to analyze interpersonal perception processes, sociometry aimed at revealing emotional relations (sympathy-antipathy) between members of the group, and the M.F. Test (Masculinity-Femininity) were administered to the research sample. Findings show that degree of interpersonal perception accuracy is determined by the type of gender identity and the valence of emotional attitude towards a person. People tend to percept those whom they dislike with less accuracy than those whom they like. This tendency can be found in all types of gender identity, though there are statistically significant differences in the degree of accuracy of perception between them.

General Information

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Gavrilova T.P., Doronina T.V. Interrelation of Degree of Intrpersonal Perception Accuracy, Type of Gender Identity and Emotional Attitude Valence Towards a Person. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2007. Vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 237–242. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatiana P. Gavrilova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Research Associate, Laboratory of Scientific Foundations of Counseling and Psychotherapy, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Senior Researcher, Psychological Institute Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia, e-mail: tatpg9@rambler.ru

Tatyana V. Doronina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of General Psychology, Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4680-4461, e-mail: doroninatv@mgppu.ru