ERIC Number: ED546902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Cheating, Hooking Up, and Attention to Romantic Alternatives among College Students
Buri, John R.; Cromett, Cristina E.; Pappas, Sarah J.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (85th, Chicago, IL, May 1-3, 2014)
While numerous studies have emphasized more situational factors related to cheating, hooking up, and attention to romantic alternatives (e.g., alcohol use, need fulfillment, opportunity), the present findings support Finkel el al.'s (2012) argument for greater attentiveness to personal factors intrinsic to the individual that may influence the incidence of such behaviors. Personal factors (e.g., avoidant attachment, selfishness, and maximizing) were found to be significantly related to cheating, hooking up, and attention to romantic alternatives, explaining as much as 40% of the variance in these behaviors.
Descriptors: College Students, Deception, Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Sexuality, Drinking, Individual Characteristics, Influences, Attachment Behavior, Correlation, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes, Dating (Social), Family Environment, Hypothesis Testing, Self Control, Surveys, Gender Differences, Regression (Statistics)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A