DETERMINANTS OF HOOKING UP ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS

Open Access
Author:
Montano, Kadie Nicole
Area of Honors:
Sociology
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Laurie Katherine Scheuble, Thesis Supervisor
  • Jeffery Todd Ulmer, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • hooking up
  • alcohol
  • gender
  • religion
Abstract:
Abstract The current research focuses on hooking up in a convenience sample of 355 undergraduate students at one large Eastern University. Findings show there is not a consistent definition of hooking up. Men were significantly more likely than women to have both vaginal and oral sex with someone they did not know well. There was also a significant relationship between frequency of alcohol and having vaginal or oral sex with someone not well known. Interestingly, religion had no effect upon hooking up. Findings also demonstrate that women are more likely to feel guilty or regretful about a sexual experience. Implications of these findings are discussed. Keywords: hooking up, alcohol, gender, religion