Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Promiscuity and GPA: Does Hooking up Interfere with Higher Education?

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Eric Landrum


Recent research has focused on the possible reasons behind, or emotional consequences of, casual sexual behaviors among college students. In an effort to measure actual quantitative consequences of casual sexual behavior, seventy-four college students were surveyed about their sexual behaviors to determine if casual sexual conduct has an effect on GPA. A 221 question omnibus survey was administered to students in an introductory psychology class at a northwestern university. The final analyses found no significant connection between casual sexual behaviors and GPA. Those respondents who reported a higher number of lifetime sex partners also reported more problems in their academic lives. This contradictory information emphasizes the need for future research into the consequences of casual sex behavior among college students.