Title

Personality and Sexting: The Relationship Between Sexting Behaviors, Sexting Expectations, and the Big Five

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-26-2021

School

Child and Family Studies

Abstract

Sexting is a common practice in intimate relationships; however, little research has investigated the role that sexting plays in adult relationships. The authors surveyed 356 individuals about their sexting behaviors and expectations and personality factors. Results indicated extroversion and openness are associated with greater arousal expectations for sending sexts and lower negative expectations for receiving sexts. Agreeableness is associated with lower negative expectations for sending sexts. Neuroticism is associated with lower arousal expectations and greater negative expectations for sending sexts. Individuals who are cohabitating sext more frequently than individuals who are dating, single, or married.

Publication Title

The Family Journal

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