ERIC Number: ED172074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-22
Reference Count: 0
College Premarital Sex Versus Self-Esteem, Religion, and Politics.
Socha, Elizabeth D.
Premarital sexual attitudes of a convenience sample of 95 young unmarried college women were examined to ascertain the association between liberality of premarital sexual attitudes, religiosity, conservatism, self-reported premarital sexual behavior, and self-esteem. SPSS Pearson Correlation analysis showed different patterns for the group as a whole and for the sexually experienced sub-group of 51 women. For the group as a whole, liberality of sexual attitudes was negatively associated with religiosity and conservatism, positively associated with self-reported sexual behavior, and not significantly associated with self-esteem. For the sexually experienced sub-group, liberality of sexual attitudes was negatively associated with religiosity and conservatism, and showed some positive associations with self-esteem. These results suggest a straightforward association between religiosity, conservatism, and sexual behavior, but suggest that the linkage between these factors and self-esteem is more complex than expected. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 9-22, 1978)