ERIC Number: ED182777
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
A Study of Verbal Communication Within the Context of Adult Sexual Relations.
Hofford, James L.
This report describes a six-year study that was based on 333 questionnaire responses and 16 interviews with randomly selected, sexually active adults. Sections of the report discuss the methods used to select the sample, define the terms used in the questionnaire, and describe the actual questionnaire design. Among the findings presented are that subjects with a high school education or less placed greater emphasis on teaching with (or at) their partners when involved in sex and that a significant rise in sexual satisfaction was registered by those subjects who had completed up to one year of college. A "typical respondent" is profiled, and a summary statement concludes that a love-making couple should be aware of the mutual needs in their sexual relations and should learn both how and when to be more expressive verbally and nonverbally within those situations. (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Association (Philadelphia, PA, May 5-7, 1979)