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Title

Effects of Interviewer Gender, Interviewer Choice and Item Working on Responses to Questions Concerning Sexual Behavior.

Authors

J Cantania, B Bison, J Canchola, et al.

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Journal Name

Public Opinion Quarterly

Publication Date

1/1/1996

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Abstract

 

We examined factors influencing responses to questions
on sexual behavior among adult respondents 18-49 years
old (unweighted N = 2,030) obtained through a random-digit dialing
survey. Based on self-disclosure and perceived control theory,
we hypothesized that giving people a choice in selecting the
gender of their interviewer rather than being assigned an interviewer,
and using questions that are "supportive" of what may
be perceived of as nonnormative behavior (enhanced items),
would increase data quality relative to, respectively, matchedor
opposite-gender interviewer conditions and standard worded
items. The enhanced items facilitated responding to a number of
sensitive topics.

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Topic

Behavior

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