Females are more monogamous than males

Femalesare more monogamous than males

Femalesare more monogamous than males

Abstract

Thestudy was based on addressing the issue of women being moremonogamous that men in a bid to find out whether there are reasonsthat could be attached to the fact. The researcher applied adescriptive study design to obtain information as per the actualstate of issues and be able to come up with findings that would becrucial for either rejecting or failing to reject the nullhypothesis. The researcher also sampled a total of twenty respondentsaround the institution who would help to take part in the researchstudy. He established that the major reason why women have highlevels of monogamy compared to men is because they tend to be morecontented. He was, therefore, able to reject the null hypothesis

Theconcept of monogamy has been a topic of discussion in many circlesfor long. Many individuals hold the view that women are bound to bemore monogamous compared to men. Quite evidently, in most societieswhere men people have more than one spouse, it is usually the men whohave more than on wife and not the woman having more than one woman(González‐Álvarez,2015). The element even goes beyond mainstream marriages and to thenumber of sexual partners that people have whether openly or insecret. Research shows that men are bound to have more sexualpartners compared to women and there are several schools of thoughtthat have been attached to the same in a bid to provide anexplanation (Meng, 2015). These elements are provided in a bid tomake people understand the view that has made society hold the beliefthat men are meant to be more liberal as far as having sexualrelations with more women is concerned.

Oneof the rational that is provided towards this aspect is that womenare generally more modest compared to men. They are well reserved andwill less likely veer off the social norms that are naturally endowedto humanity. As a result, most women will easily stick to having asingle partner at a time as is mostly desirable in many spheres oflife (Mackey, 2012). Men, on the other hand, are more relaxed,especially when trying to follow through the stipulations given outby society in terms of the conduct that they need to show. As such,they are more likely to have more than a single romantic sexualpartner to suit their ‘immoral’ nature which is generallyingrained in them (Altenburger, Carotta, Bonomi, &amp Snyder, 2016).Researchers go on to confirm that the fact that it is men who aremostly involved in many social evils is an indication that they willalso be more willing to participate in activities that are linked topolygamy.

Anotherreason that is attached to the aspect of women being more monogamouscompared to men is that they do have high levels of contentment.Women are more satisfied generally compared to their malecounterparts and they will, therefore, stick to a single partner whenthey feel comfortable around such a person (Mackey, 2012). They alsoinvest a lot of their attention to the said relationship to the pointthat they find it tasking to concentrate on having a relationshipwith another individual. Women also take pride in being able toretain an element of simplicity and such a measure is also quiteevident in their relationship ventures. They will mostly take part inactivities that are less likely to offer many problems to themthereafter. Such a concept about women could be drawn from the factthat they are mostly nurturers by nature and will most likely takepart in activities that do not bring about any problems in the end

Womenare also less daring than men. They rarely take risks, especiallywhere sensitive issues such as love and relationships are concerned(Bornstein, 2013). They will, therefore, rely on having stablerelationships that are marked by only one partner as opposed to manypartners. Women will generally find it hard to deal with the risk ofhaving problems with many partners or having to deal with meeting theneeds of many partners and will, therefore, rely on doing their bestto address the needs of the one partner that they have (Moreno &ampMcKerral, 2015). Men, on the other hand, are more daring and will dothings that take them to the edge of life such as either having morethan one partner openly or in secret. The fear of getting caughtwhere they have a secret partner is perhaps one of the issues thatmost motivate them to engage in such kind of practice (Yuxin, 2013).The more they elude their main partner with such information, themore they see it an opportunity that is well conquered

Aimand Hypothesis

Theresearch shall have the aim of establishing the reasons why womentend to be more monogamous compared to men. The findings will beimportant to provide an explanation as to why men in many societieswill always get out of their way to have more than one partner.

Thenull hypothesis of the study will, therefore, be, there are no majorreasons why women tend to be more monogamous than men.

Thefindings of the research study will, therefore, enable the researcherreject or fail to reject the null hypothesis and, therefore, adoptthe alternative hypothesis.

Methodand Ethics

Thestudy shall apply a descriptive design whereby the researcher wasmore interested in the state of the issue as at the time of research.Such an approach was key in ensuring that he is able to obtain theresults that are both valid and reliable in that they can beextrapolated to other populations and be able to come up withconclusions that can easily be generalized to a larger population andstill remain relevant to the time under study (Taylor, Bogdan, &ampDeVault, 2015). The researcher focused on the use of both structuredand open-ended questionnaires to collect data as such a too would beefficient in enabling the researcher to obtain a more accurate datathat he may easily put into use and thereby come up with concreteresults.

Theresearcher applied stratified random sampling to obtain a total of 20respondents. Ten of them were male while ten of them were female. Theuse of an equal number of males and females was applied to deal withthe demerit of respondent bias that would most likely be associatedwith such kind of research. Since it was gender-sensitive, there wasa high chance that the respondents would focus more on providinganswers that would protect their respective groups without givingmuch heed to providing factual information that would be used toprovide more valid results. The twenty respondents were drawn fromthe student population located inside the institution where the studywould take place.

Theresearcher applied several measures to maintain consistency with therules of ethics applied in research. One of them included the basicaspect of obtaining a letter of consent from the faculty managementwhich would provide the permission to conduct research inside theinstitution. The researcher thereafter obtained written consent fromthe people who would be willing to take part in the study after hehad given them detailed information of what the study involved andits aims (Silverman, 2016). He was also able to explain to therespondents clearly that the results of the study would be used onlyfor academic purposes and such an action would not have any impact onthem in any way. The researcher also assured the respondents of theirprivacy and confidentiality. He would achieve the aspect throughaccording to the respondent`s codes instead of their actual names.This practice would help to safeguard the identities of the peoplewho would provide views regarding some of the questions that he wouldpose to them. The researcher also assured the respondents that noneof their names would come up in any part of the final report that hewould document to show the results of the study conducted.

Theresearcher applied the use of qualitative data analysis after codingthe information obtained into themes and sub-themes in order to comeup with findings that would enable him to establish appropriateconclusions regarding the study conducted.

Results

Someof the main themes that came up throughout the process of collectingdata included contentment, psychological orientation, personalitymake-up, social pressures and media effects. The researcher alsoconfirmed that both the male and female respondents showed some levelof similarity in terms of the argument that they made towards thequestions given. Such an indication would go on to show that theviews that they provided were more factual and were a result of thefeelings that they held on the inside. For instance, one of therespondents, Code F04, when asked about the main reason why womentend to be more monogamous compared to men indicated that

Womentend to be more satisfied with their partners compared to men. Womenwill generally have fewer demands as to the type of a partner thatthey want as long as such a person cares about them and loves them.They will, therefore, stick with that one person only.”

Whenasked the same question, a male respondent, Code M07, also providedan almost same answer where he indicated that

Womenwill rarely find it easy to having more than one partner when theyare at a place where they feel quite stable”

Suchassertions go on to point out the aspect that women are morecontented and such an aspect is mostly the driving factor that willmake them retain high levels of monogamy compared to men. Theresearcher also established that media effects generally play alittle role in its influence to women being more monogamous than men.A female respondent, code F10 stated that

Morethan anything , the media has even reduced further the ability ofwomen to remain monogamous as has been the case always. It has filledmore women with the need to be more like men which is moredisastrous”

Amale respondent, code M02 also indicated that

Allthat the media does is to motivate women to be as less monogamous asmen”

Theindications provided by the respondents go on to indicate that themedia has an effect, only that the effect is reversed as opposed tobeing positive. It motivates more women to pick up practices thathave traditionally not been associated with women for a long time asthey now begin to have actions that tend to put them on the samelevel with their male counterparts in a bid to achieve some level ofequality that the media most often calls for.

Discussion

Theresults clearly show that there are reasons why women tend to be moremonogamous compared to men. The aspect of general contentment that isnormally associated with women is quite clear. The information isconsistent with several research findings in gender studies that haveshown that women are generally more satisfied with life compared tomen (Seabright, 2012). As a result, women will take actions that arebound to benefit them and will less likely take part in activitiesthat are less coherent with the societal systems and ways throughwhich various people work. It is also clear that the media has anegative effect in terms of making women monogamous in that itmotivates them to take part in undesirable activities that wouldgenerally hamper their ability to observe high levels of monogamy aswould be required. The researcher, therefore, rejected the nullhypothesis and stated that there are major reasons why women tend tobe more monogamous than men.

Appendix

Questionnaire

Sex

Male [ ]

Female [ ]

Doyou consent polygamy

Yes [ ]

No [ ]

Whatare your views regarding media effects on women being more monogamousthanmen?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Whatdo you think is the main reason why women tend to be more monogamousthan men, andwhy?………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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