Longitudinal associations between causal sexual relationships and stressful life events in emerging adults

Brodbeck, Jeannette; Znoj, Hans Jörg; Perrig-Chiello, Pasqualina (8 September 2015). Longitudinal associations between causal sexual relationships and stressful life events in emerging adults (Unpublished). In: 14th conference of the Swiss Psychological Society. Genf. 08.-09.09.2015.

Findings on the consequences of casual sexual relationships (CSR) are inconsistent and range from positive to negative outcomes. The longitudinal association between stressful live events and CSR was investigated in a random sample of 2844 Swiss emerging adults. Cross-lagged panel models with baseline, two- and five-year follow-up data showed that life events predicted more subsequent CSR across emerging adulthood. In contrast, CSR predicted life events only from the first to the second wave. Results suggest that the link between stressful life events and CSR was mainly explained by romantic breakups as stressful life event. Environment-related life events were not substantially associated with casual sexual relationships. Thus, engaging in CSR did not seem to be a general emotion-focused coping strategy in the context of life events nor can the engagement in casual sex be seen as a result of stressful life events affecting general self-regulation.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Developmental Psychology
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy

UniBE Contributor:

Brodbeck, Jeannette; Znoj, Hans Jörg and Perrig-Chiello, Pasqualina

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

Language:

English

Submitter:

Katja Margelisch

Date Deposited:

19 Nov 2015 09:14

Last Modified:

19 Nov 2015 09:14

Additional Information:

Talk presented in the symposium “Social relations over the life span: challenges and rewards”

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/70171

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