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Bored stiff: The relationship between meaninglessness, sexual sensation seeking, and promiscuous attitudes via boredom susceptibility

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dc.contributor.author Moynihan, Andrew B.
dc.contributor.author Igou, Eric Raymond
dc.contributor.author van Tilburg, Wijnand A.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-31T12:44:34Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9159
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 21/08/2022
dc.description.abstract We investigated the relationships between boredom susceptibility, perceived meaninglessness, and attitudes to sex among heterosexual and bisexual men. We propose that meaninglessness is associated with men's increased endorsement of sensational and uncommitted sex via boredom susceptibility. In Study 1, we found a significant indirect relationship consistent with our hypothesis. In Study 2, we replicated this finding in a larger sample. Further, we showed that using sex as a coping mechanism to deal with unpleasant affective states explained the relationship between boredom susceptibility and our sex composite. Specifically, meaninglessness in life was associated with increased boredom susceptibility. In turn, boredom susceptibility was associated with the use of sex as a coping mechanism, which ultimately was associated with increased endorsement of sexual sensation seeking and promiscuous attitudes. We discuss these findings in light of research on sexuality, boredom, and meaninglessness. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Personality and Individual Differences;168, 110295
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110295
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Personality and Individual Differences Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Personality and Individual Differences, 2021, 168, 110295, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2020.110295 en_US
dc.subject sex en_US
dc.subject boredom en_US
dc.subject meaning en_US
dc.subject self-regulation en_US
dc.subject coping en_US
dc.title Bored stiff: The relationship between meaninglessness, sexual sensation seeking, and promiscuous attitudes via boredom susceptibility en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.paid.2020.110295
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2022-08-21
dc.embargo.terms 2022-08-21 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US
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