Mitunter ist es ja auch ganz gut eine Studie für das offensichtliche zur Hand zu haben. Wenig überraschend ist gerade bei Männern die Bewertung einer Handlung von deren Attraktivität abhängig:
From an evolutionary perspective, the perception and interpretation of sexual advances depend on sex-specific mechanisms, individual differences in the perceivers’ mating strategies, and the actor’s attractiveness. In two studies (N = 1516), participants evaluated hypothetical situations of sexual advances from a coworker varying in attractiveness (study 1) and physical appearance or status (study 2). In both studies, men perceived sexual advances as less negative than women, especially when the advances arise from a (physically) attractive actor. Furthermore, the higher the sociosexual orientation of the participants, the less harmful these sexual advances are perceived. Finally, the same behavior from an attractive or physically attractive actor is perceived as less harmful than from an unattractive actor. Results are discussed from an evolutionary perspective on the perception of sexual advances.
Aus einer Besprechung der Studie:
In two studies, 1,516 people completed an online survey in which a scenario was presented to them. A co-worker, who was described as either good looking or ugly, and either high status (board member) or low status (secretary) was making a pass on them. Participants were required to imagine how they would react. They also gave information on their views on sexual relations which researchers used to analyze in the context of sociosexual orientation.
Results from both studies showed that in general men perceive sexual advances as less negative than women, especially when a physically attractive female is involved. Higher sociosexual orientation (more open to sexual relations without the need for commitment), as well as the attractiveness of the actor, led to perceiving sexual advances as less harmful. For women, attractiveness translated to social status and men were more influenced by physical attractiveness.
Interessanter wäre natürlich eine Studie, bei der sie sich nicht nur vorstellen würden, wie sie reagieren, sondern wo man dies tatsächlich ausprobiert. Aber das wäre wohl, da es ja teilweise eine Belästigung wäre, ethisch schwer umzusetzen.