Premarital Sexual Behavior, Attitudes, and Emotional Adjustment

Louis Diamant
1970 Journal of Social Psychology  
Opinions vary as to whether the current ',sexual revolution,' with its acceptance of sexual permissiveness does or does not contribute to emotional maladjustment. In the fact of conflicting views this study was designed to test for the existence of a relationship between premarital sexual intercourse and emotional adjustment. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory, the Attitude Scale on Sexual Permissiveness and a Sexual Behavior Questionnaire were administered to 116 male and female
more » ... llege students. No relationship was found between adjustment and premarital sexual intercourse for either male or female subjects nor was any relationship found between the numbers of partners and adjustment. The possible relationship in males between dissonant context as reflected in low scores on attitude scales on sexual permissiveness and adjustment was also investigated. As hypothesized low permissiveness scores were related to maladjustment in males.
doi:10.1080/00224545.1970.9919932 pmid:4394641 fatcat:7gae752d2fdeloo6m32j43kfy4