Joseph E Padgett

Joseph E Padgett
University of South Carolina | USC · Department of Sociology

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Introduction
I am a Ph.D. candidate and instructor in the Department of Sociology at University of South Carolina. Using both survey and experimental methods, I apply a sociological approach to studying the way our relationships and social contexts affect our perceptions and behaviors. My current projects focus on predictors of sexual enjoyment, diversity of sexual practice, and the impact of social power and relationship status on the way people perceive potential sex partners. My previous research has examined predictors of college student engagement in hookup, date, and relationship sex; partner meeting context and risk-taking behavior during sexual encounters; and variance in college student date and hookup sexual encounters.

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In this entry, we offer historical context for understanding the emergence of hookup culture in higher education, review the basics of what we know, and make suggestions for future research.
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We analyzed a sample of 12,065 hookup encounters among college students at 22 colleges and universities in the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS) to explore how partner meeting locales may influence college students’ risky behavior when hookup partners are met in those contexts. For other-sex encounters, meeting in bars or at parties, throug...
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We analyze the Online College Social Life Survey, a survey collected between 2005 and 2011 of students (N = 22,454) at 22 U.S. colleges and universities and estimate whether students hooked up, dated, formed long-term romantic relationships, or did not form relationships while in college and their desire for these relationship opportunities. Studen...
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This study examined 13,976 dates and 12,068 hookup encounters at 22 colleges in the United States reported by students surveyed between 2005 and 2011 in the Online College Social Life Survey (OCSLS) to determine differences between dates and hookups in partner meeting context and sex during the encounter. Students most often met date and hookup par...

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In this project I examine the impacts of various social dynamics on one's sex related perceptions. Specifically, I am concerned with the effects that one's personal sense of power and relationship status have on the way potential sex partners are perceived, as well as differences in these effects by sex/gender. Over the course of this project, I will examine three outcomes related to sexual perceptions: perceived attractiveness of potential sex partners; ability to recall potential sex partners' relationship status; and the extent to which the behaviors and characteristics of potential sex partners are perceived as indicating sexual intent.
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We are conducting a study on how individuals define what constitutes as “great” sex.