TITLE

Social Desirability in the Bedroom: Role of Approval Motivation in Sexual Relationships

AUTHOR(S)
McCormick, Naomi B.; Brannigan, Gary G.; laPlante, Marcia N.
PUB. DATE
August 1984
SOURCE
Sex Roles;Aug84, Vol. 11 Issue 3-4, p303
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One-hundred and twelve unmarried participants completed a questionnaire that examined the relationship between gender and approval motivation (assessed by the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale) and college students' stereotypes of and experiences with power in sexual encounters. Regardless of approval motivation, students described men as using power predominantly to have sex and women as using power predominantly to avoid having sex. However, interactions between need for approval and gender suggested that high-need-approval women might be having more experiences with sex and power in the bedroom than high-need-approval men. These results are discussed in light of Elkind's hypothesis that adolescent behavior conforms to an imaginary audience of peers and the Crowne-Marlowe model of approval motivation.
ACCESSION #
25924557

 

Related Articles

  • Sexting, Catcalls, and Butt Slaps: How Gender Stereotypes and Perceived Group Norms Predict Sexualized Behavior. Jewell, Jennifer A.; Brown, Christia Spears // Sex Roles;Dec2013, Vol. 69 Issue 11-12, p594 

    The current study examined the role of endorsed stereotypes about men and women and perceived peer norms in predicting three distinct types of stereotypical sexualized behaviors (verbal, physical, and indirect) among late adolescents. Two hundred and fifty U.S. college students from the...

  • Not Always a Straight Path: College Students' Narratives of Heterosexual Identity Development. Morgan, Elizabeth // Sex Roles;Jan2012, Vol. 66 Issue 1-2, p79 

    Research has recently begun to examine heterosexual identity development, providing preliminary evidence of variation within a sexual identity category that has frequently been conceptualized as uniform and unremarkable. The current study sought to classify and describe young adult participants'...

  • A profile of sexual helth behaviors among college women. Gilbert, Lisa; Alexander, Linda // Psychological Reports;Feb98, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p107 

    Presents an examination of sexual behavior among college women, focusing on risk taking and preventive behaviors regarding sexually transmitted diseases. Analysis of data from self-report questionnaires; Overview of sexually transmitted disease among college student populations; Statistical...

  • Does Sexting Improve Adult Sexual Relationships? Wiederhold, Brenda K. // CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking;Nov2015, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p627 

    The article discusses studies on the negative consequences of sexting. Particular focus is given to the findings of the studies conducted on college undergraduates that a number of men and women were coerced into sexting and such behavior was related to physical sex coercion and intimate partner...

  • Psychosexual characteristics of female university students in Brazil. Leite, Ruth M.C.; Buoncompagno, Everardo M. // Adolescence;Summer94, Vol. 29 Issue 114, p439 

    Presents an overview of the psychosexual characteristics of female university students in Brazil. Questionnaire given to freshmen women at the State University of Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Analysis of the results using psychodynamic theories of sexual development; Dealing with problems...

  • Parents As First Sexuality Information Sources: Do They Make a Difference in Daughters' Sexual Attitudes and Behavior? Moore, Nelwyn B.; Davidson Sr., J. Kenneth // Journal of Sex Education & Therapy;1999, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p155 

    Using a sample of 717 never-married college women, this investigation ascertained first sources of sexuality information to determine their differential effects on future sexual attitudes and behavior. Of parents, teachers, and peers, parents were most often the first source of sexuality...

  • Anal Intercourse and Sexual Risk Factors Among College Women, 1993-2000. Flannery, Diana; Ellingson, Lyndall; Votaw, Karen S. // American Journal of Health Behavior;May/Jun2003, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p228 

    Objective: To determine trends and sexual risk behaviors associated with anal intercourse among college women over an 8-year period. Methods: A sexual activity questionnaire was used to collect data from 813 students enrolled in a women's health course. Results: Thirty-two percent of the women...

  • What a shame, indeed. Tomeo, Teresa // Our Sunday Visitor;4/1/2012, Vol. 100 Issue 49, p29 

    The author criticizes University of Michigan student Kellyann Wargo for creating the Walk of Shame Shuttle, a cab that offers a ride home or to a dormitory for students who wake up somewhere else after a night of debauchery.

  • HIV, Sex and Sexualities in Asia and the Pacific:. Sandy, Larissa // Intersections: Gender & Sexuality in Asia & the Pacific;Aug2011, Issue 26, p1 

    An introduction is presented which discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Asia and the Pacific, transactional sex among female university students, and condom use.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics