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Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions.

Title: Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions.
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Name(s): Frisco, Michelle L, author
Wenger, Marin R, author
Kreager, Derek A, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
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Date Issued: 2017-02-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study investigates extradyadic sex (EDS) among contemporary opposite-sex married and cohabiting young adults and examines how EDS is associated with union dissolution. By analyzing data from 8301 opposite-sex spouses and cohabiters in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, we estimate the prevalence of self-reported EDS, reports of partners' EDS, and reports of mutual EDS (i.e., both partners' engagement in EDS). Roughly 1 in 4 respondents reported that either they, their partner or both engaged in EDS. Young men were more likely than women to self-report EDS, while young women were more likely to report partners' EDS. Relative to no EDS, partners' EDS was associated with union dissolution, but self-reported EDS and mutual EDS were not. A partner's EDS was also associated with union dissolution relative to self-reported EDS. Associations between a partner's EDS and dissolution were consistent among spouses and cohabiters and among men and women.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_28126106 (IID), 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.013 (DOI), PMC5300748 (PMCID), 28126106 (RID), 28126106 (EID), S0049-089X(16)30489-6 (PII)
Keywords: Cohabitation, Divorce, Extradyadic sex, Infidelity, Union dissolution
Grant Number: P01 HD031921, P2C HD041025, R24 HD041025
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5300748.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28126106
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Social science research.
1096-0317
Issue: vol. 62

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Frisco, M. L., Wenger, M. R., & Kreager, D. A. (2017). Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions. Social Science Research. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_28126106