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Individual differences in sociosexuality: evidence for convergent and discriminant validity.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1865325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Individual differences in willingness to engage in uncommitted sexual relations were investigated in 6 studies. In Study 1, a 5-item Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI) was developed. Studies 2, 3, and 4 provided convergent validity evidence for the SOI, revealing that persons who have an unrestricted sociosexual orientation tend to (a) engage in sex at an earlier point in their relationships, (b) engage in sex with more than 1 partner at a time, and (c) be involved in relationships characterized by less investment, commitment, love, and dependency. Study 5 provided discriminant validity for the SOI, revealing that it does not covary appreciably with a good marker of sex drive. Study 6 demonstrated that the SOI correlates negligibly with measures of sexual satisfaction, anxiety, and guilt. The possible stability of, origins of, and motivational bases underlying individual differences in sociosexuality are discussed.
J A Simpson; S W Gangestad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality and social psychology     Volume:  60     ISSN:  0022-3514     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Publication Date:  1991 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-09-12     Completed Date:  1991-09-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0014171     Medline TA:  J Pers Soc Psychol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  870-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843.
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MeSH Terms
Gender Identity*
Internal-External Control
Reproducibility of Results
Sexual Behavior*
Social Values*
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