ERIC Number: ED336708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Cognitive Expectancies of Alcohol-Facilitated Sexuality.
Skacel, Robert K., Jr.; Merritt, Rebecca Davis
Female (N=142) and male (N=191) college students read one of nine vignettes describing a male and female target character on a heterosexual first date, and then rated each character's desire to have sexual intercourse with the other. The vignettes varied only by the amount of alcohol consumed by each character (none/soft drink, moderate, high). These quantities had been empirically determined for male and female targets via piloting, which revealed that subjects believed it would take more beers to produce both moderate and high levels of intoxication for a male than for a female target. The hypothesis that the female character would be perceived by subjects as experiencing more alcohol-facilitated sexuality than the male character, was not supported. Post hoc analyses suggested that the quantities obtained from the pilot study appeared to have failed to equate male and female targets for intoxication within the present investigation. (Findings are discussed in the context of the relationship between alcohol consumption and sexual aggression, and are presented within a cognitive expectancy framework.) (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (63rd, Chicago, IL, May 2-4, 1991).