Positive and negative hookup
Do women experience more negative hookup consequences than men?
Contrary to our hypothesis, where we expected females to experience more negative hookup consequences than males, the results show no statistically significant gender differences in the negative impacts of hooking up. In addition, negative effects were positively associated with psychological distress regardless of gender.
Is hookup culture good or bad for your relationship?
While this hookup culture has certainly received a lot of backlash, particularly from older generations accustomed to “going steady” with only one other person, it’s important to consider the advantages of this casual, no-strings-attached trend. After all, there must be some positives if it’s become so popular, especially among twenty-somethings.
What are the negative effects of hooking up?
The most commonly reported negative hooking up outcomes included regret over a specific partner (45.0%), feeling sexually unsatisfied (39.0%), regret that a hookup went too far (35.3%), and embarrassment (35.1%). Dimensionality
Are hookup experiences associated with poor mental health?
In the current study, negative hookup experiences were associated with poorer mental health for both males and females. This is consistent with research demonstrating that sexual regret is associated with more depressive symptoms regardless of gender (Grello et al., 2006).
Is hookup bad for your mental health?
Taken together, these studies suggest that for male students experiencing greater hookup consequences, but not hooking up in general, may be related to poorer mental health.
What is the negative impact of hookups in college students?
Using a multisite sample of college students, we developed the 14-item Negative Impact of Hookups Inventory (NIHI) to assess negative health outcomes, emotional responses, and social consequences associated with hooking up. Unprotected sex and having more hookup partners were associated with greater negative experiences of hooking up.
Why do students with poor mental health hook up?
Students with poor mental health may hook up in order to cope with negative emotions, poor self-image (Kenney et al., 2014) or other reasons that heighten the risk of experiencing negative consequences.
Does the number of hookup partners affect hookup experiences?
While the number of hookup partners was positively associated with negative hookup experiences, frequency of hooking up was not. One possible explanation for these divergent results is that assessing the number of partners captures a more risky pattern of hooking up with unfamiliar partners.