The Role of Culture in Explaining College Student’s Selection into Hookups, Dates, and Long-Term Romantic Relationships

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Arielle Kuperberg, Associate Professor (Creator)
Joseph E. Padgett (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We analyze the Online College Social Life Survey, a survey collected between 2005 and 2011 of students (N = 22,454) at 22 U.S. colleges and universities and estimate whether students hooked up, dated, formed long-term romantic relationships, or did not form relationships while in college and their desire for these relationship opportunities. Students have equal rates of hooking up and dating. Men are more likely than women to have dated and hooked up and less likely to have formed a long-term relationship, although they are more likely to wish there were more opportunities to form long-term relationships. An examination of intimate partnering by sexual orientation, race, religious attendance, and Greek culture reveals distinct pattern that can be explained by cultural norms.

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Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Language: English
Date: 2015
Casual sex, college students, dates, hooking up, romantic relationships, sociology

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