Master of Arts (MA)
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Emma F. Bloomfield
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This study considered the connection among aspects of emerging adults’ identities and their relational and sociosexual orientations as well as their attitudes toward consensual nonmonogamy (CNM). Results indicated significant relationships among individuals’ collective and social identity aspects, as dictated in the AIQ-IV, and how emerging adults label their relational orientations (e.g., strictly monogamous, monogamish, open, and polyamorous). Additionally, findings demonstrated that the salience/importance of social categories, roles, and reputations in one's identity influences how they choose to label their relational orientation, their attitudes toward non-monogamy, and their orientation toward uncommitted sex (sociosexual orientation). Discussion, implications and future directions follow.
Emerging adults; Gender; Identity; Non-monogamy; Romantic relationships; Sexuality
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Gender and Sexuality | Social Psychology | Women's Studies
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Stephens, Amber Kory, "Emerging Adults’ Identities, Attitudes, and Orientations Concerning Consensual Non-Monogamy" (2019). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 3682.
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