Sexual Goals, Plans, and Actions: Toward a Sexual Script Emerging Adults Use to Delay or Abstain from Sexual Intercourse

dc.contributor.author Coffelt, Tina
dc.contributor.department English
dc.date 2018-09-18T22:24:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:20:34Z
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dc.date.copyright Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.issued 2017-11-16
dc.description.abstract <p>This mixed-methods study of emerging adults investigates the messages asserted to delay or abstain from sexual intercourse. Goals-plans-action theory and sexual script theory inform the investigation of 192 survey participants and 27 interview participants. Results confirm that when emerging adults aspire to abstain or delay from intercourse, they enact a sexual script that includes communicative actions taken to reach their goal during conversations. This study identifies phrases used to initiate a conversation, recommends the inclusion of a rationale, provides the primary and secondary goals that inform message construction, and shows three primary ways conversations unfold.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This accepted article is published as • Coffelt, T. A. (2018). Sexual goals, plans, and actions: Toward a sexual script emerging adults use to delay or abstain from sexual intercourse. <em>Western Journal of Communication</em>, 84, 416-438. doi:<a href="https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2017.1400095" target="_blank">10.1080/10570314.2017.1400095</a>. Posted with permission. </p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1080/10570314.2017.1400095
dc.subject.disciplines Critical and Cultural Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Gender and Sexuality
dc.subject.disciplines Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication
dc.subject.disciplines Sociology of Culture
dc.subject.keywords Goals-Plans-Action
dc.subject.keywords Sexual Communication
dc.subject.keywords Sexual Script Theory
dc.title Sexual Goals, Plans, and Actions: Toward a Sexual Script Emerging Adults Use to Delay or Abstain from Sexual Intercourse
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