Title

Social Settings, Substance Use, and Sexual Behaviors

Presenter Information

Amanda Reddaway

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Hooking up, Substance Use, Parties

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between substance use, hooking up, and the context in which it occurs. It was hypothesized that the social setting would moderate the relationship between hooking up and alcohol, marijuana, and hard drug use. The convenience sample included 356 college students between the ages of 18-24. Participants completed an online survey about their frequency of attendance at different party types, as well as frequency of substance use and frequency of sexual behavior at these parties. Responses were recorded on seven-point, semantic differential scales. Findings show that the social setting has no moderation on alcohol and hooking up, partial moderation on marijuana and hooking up, and full moderation on hard drug use and hooking up. The discussion is focused on the dangers of risky hook-ups and substance use, particularly in certain social settings, and how these results can be used for educational and preventative efforts regarding sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and negative emotional effects. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)

Poster Number

38

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dowd, Duane

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Social Settings, Substance Use, and Sexual Behaviors

SURC Ballroom C/D

This study examined the relationship between substance use, hooking up, and the context in which it occurs. It was hypothesized that the social setting would moderate the relationship between hooking up and alcohol, marijuana, and hard drug use. The convenience sample included 356 college students between the ages of 18-24. Participants completed an online survey about their frequency of attendance at different party types, as well as frequency of substance use and frequency of sexual behavior at these parties. Responses were recorded on seven-point, semantic differential scales. Findings show that the social setting has no moderation on alcohol and hooking up, partial moderation on marijuana and hooking up, and full moderation on hard drug use and hooking up. The discussion is focused on the dangers of risky hook-ups and substance use, particularly in certain social settings, and how these results can be used for educational and preventative efforts regarding sexually transmitted infections, unplanned pregnancies, and negative emotional effects. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)