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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-304
Number of pages14
JournalSocial Science Research
Volume62
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Fingerprint

young adult
spouse
longitudinal study
adolescent
health

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science

Cite this

@article{05c53ef47af44cc2a15c48fff0d61773,
title = "Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions",
abstract = "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.",
author = "Frisco, {Michelle Lynn} and Wenger, {Marin R.} and Kreager, {Derek Allen}",
year = "2017",
month = "2",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.013",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "291--304",
journal = "Social Science Research",
issn = "0049-089X",
publisher = "Academic Press Inc.",

}

Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions. / Frisco, Michelle Lynn; Wenger, Marin R.; Kreager, Derek Allen.

In: Social Science Research, Vol. 62, 01.02.2017, p. 291-304.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Extradyadic sex and union dissolution among young adults in opposite-sex married and cohabiting unions

AU - Frisco, Michelle Lynn

AU - Wenger, Marin R.

AU - Kreager, Derek Allen

PY - 2017/2/1

Y1 - 2017/2/1

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84995444906&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84995444906&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.013

DO - 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.08.013

M3 - Article

C2 - 28126106

AN - SCOPUS:84995444906

VL - 62

SP - 291

EP - 304

JO - Social Science Research

JF - Social Science Research

SN - 0049-089X

ER -