Four functions for four relationships: consensus definitions of university students.

@article{Jonason2013FourFF,
  title={Four functions for four relationships: consensus definitions of university students.},
  author={Peter K. Jonason},
  journal={Archives of sexual behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1407-14}
}
In this study (N = 192; 124 women, 68 men), consensus definitions of one-night stands, booty-call relationships, friends-with-benefits, and serious romantic relationships were fashioned using a sample of university students. Participants provided a Likert and forced-choice assessment of how each relationship was characterized by the functions of sexual gratification, trial run, placeholder, and socioemotional support. Serious romantic relationships were primarily used to gain socioemotional… CONTINUE READING

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