Sociosexual orientation serves as a measure of how restricted or permissive individuals are in their sexual attitudes, behaviors, and desires. Researchers have explored how both sociosexual orientation and sensation seeking affect interpersonal attraction, but no previous research has explored these variables and their effects together.
As such, the link between sociosexual orientation and sensation seeking has remained unclear. The purpose of this study was to explore the possible associations among sociosexual orientation, sensation seeking, and dating and attraction for students at Cornell College.
First-, second-, and third-year students (n=44) confidentially completed three questionnaires: the Sociosexual Orientation Inventory-Revised (SOI-R), the Sensation Seeking Scale V (SSS-V), and the Cornell College Relationship Questionnaire (CCRQ). These questionnaires assessed sociosexual orientation, sensation seeking, and experiences with dating and attraction at Cornell College. The results of this study will be presented and the relationship between sociosexual orientation and sensation seeking will be discussed.
Johnie Allen, ’14
Sponsor: William Dragon