Hello darlin': scripts, roles, and expectations on first dates

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dc.contributor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor Greer, Jennifer D.
dc.contributor.advisor Mills, Carol B.
dc.contributor.author Carpenter, Jonathan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:49:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:49:02Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000738
dc.identifier.other Carpenter_alatus_0004M_10785
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1243
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract In the current study, Expectancy Violations Theory provides the framework for understanding and labeling violations of expectations for participants' first dates. Previous avenues of this research have focused on identifying dating scripts (the "blueprint" that prescribes daters' actions) by manipulating various factors of alcohol consumption, sex of the date initiator, and the date location. However, there is a missing connection to what makes up these dating scripts in relation to expectancy violations. In this study (n = 256), those previously considered factors are tested with a new variable in religiosity and manipulated to see if they have an impact on a person's sexual expectations for first dates. The findings support the proposed hypotheses that men expect more sexual behavior on female initiated dates F (1, 121) = 0.264, p < .011, that the context of a date influences expectancy violations F (2, 247) = 3.03, p < .05, and that religiosity plays a role on expectations that limits the amount of sexual behavior expected on first dates r = .149, n = 248, p < .05.
dc.format.extent 53 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Communication
dc.subject.other Social research
dc.subject.other Religion
dc.title Hello darlin': scripts, roles, and expectations on first dates
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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