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Olmstead, Spencer B.; Conrad, Kathryn A.; Anders, Kristin M. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2018
Our study was guided by a developmental lens (emerging adulthood) and the theory of symbolic interaction as we attended to the meanings and definitions that contextualize expectations for engaging in hookups while attending college. Using a directed approach to qualitative content analysis, we examined first semester college men's and women's (N =…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Sexuality, Intimacy, Dating (Social)
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Lefkowitz, Eva S. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2005
Emerging adulthood involves a number of developmental changes, including in the areas of interpersonal relations, religious views, and sexuality. The current study examined individuals' perceptions of changes in these areas as a result of the transition to university. Participants (N = 205, 61% female, age range 18 to 25) responded to open-ended…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Religion, Young Adults, Interpersonal Relationship