Predicting cross-sex first-date sexual expectations and involvement: Contextual and individual difference factors

Paul Mongeau, Kristen L. Johnson

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Abstract

This study investigates how individual difference variables (gender and self-monitoring) and contextual factors (gender of the date-initiator and alcohol consumption) influence sexual expectations for, and sexual involvement on, a first date. College students reported on their most recent male- or female-initiated first date. Alcohol and gender were the strongest determinants of both sexual expectations and involvement. Binge drinkers engaged in more sexual involvement than did nonbinge drinkers who, in turn, engaged in greater sexual involvement than nondrinkers. Men reported more intimate sexual expectations and involvement than women. Individual difference and contextual variables explained more of the variance in males' (when compared to females') sexual expectations and involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-312
Number of pages12
JournalPersonal Relationships
Volume2
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Predicting cross-sex first-date sexual expectations and involvement : Contextual and individual difference factors. / Mongeau, Paul; Johnson, Kristen L.

In: Personal Relationships, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1995, p. 301-312.

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