Instructions for Perceptions of Sexual Behaviors in Dating Situations


This is a study of perceptions of whether people on a date might have sex. If you do not want to read about sexual situations, please select a different study. You can remain anonymous.
Background Scenario: Imagine that two single people meet at a party being held by a mutual friend. They immediately hit it off and end up talking for most of the evening. That night, before leaving the party, they decide to go out the following weekend.

In the questions below, the details of their date are going to change. The daters' ages, what they drank during the date, and where their date occurred will all vary. For this experiment you will be asked to judge how likely it is that the two people will engage in sexual intercourse at some point during that date.

AGE
The daters in this scenario will either be 18 years, 22 years, 30 years, or 42 years old, or their ages will be unknown to you. For the purposes of this study, assume that the two people are in a state where the legal drinking age is 18.

LOCATION
The two single people choose to go on their date to one of two locations. The locations are either a bar, or a restaurant. The bar is dark, but clean, and a very popular location. The restaurant is a moderately priced, quiet, and well-known location.

DRINKS
There are two types of drinks that the people drink during their date: they drink either hard liquor, or soft drinks. The term hard liquor refers to alcoholic beverage such as rum, scotch, vodka, etc. Soft drinks are non-alcoholic beverages such as cola, 7-up, iced tea, etc.

After considering the details of their date, you will be asked how likely it is that the two single people will engage in sexual intercourse during their date. Sometimes, some of the information will be unknown to you. In those cases, you will have to make your judgments based on partial information. Make your ratings by clicking a button on the scale which ranges from very, very unlikely to engage in sexual intercourse to very, very likely to engage in sexual intercourse. The button will be highlighted next to the question number until you click on your answer, which makes the dot jump to your choice. Clicking on the middle button means that it is neither likely nor unlikely (50-50 chance) that the two people will engage in sexual intercourse during their date. The more likely you think it is that they will have sex, the farther to the right you will click; the less likely you think it is, you should click farther to the left.



Warmup Trials Perceptions of Sexual Behaviors in Various Dating Situations



How likely is it that the two people will engage in sexual intercourse during the date?

W1.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: 18
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W2.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: 42
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W3.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: 42
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W4.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W5.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age:30
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W6.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex


W7.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: 18
very, very unlikely to engage in sex very, very likely to engage in sex



Beginning of Study


How likely is it that the two people will engage in sexual intercourse during their date?

1.
Drink: unknown
Location:restaurant
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


2.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


3.
Drink: unknown
Location:restaurant
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


4.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


5.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


6.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: unknown
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


7.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:restaurant
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


8.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


9.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:restaurant
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


10.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


11.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: unknown
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


12.
Drink: soft drink
Location: unknown
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


13.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


14.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


15.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


16.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


17.
Drink: soft drink
Location: unknown
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


18.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


19.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:restaurant
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


20.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


21.
Drink: soft drink
Location: unknown
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


22.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: unknown
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


23.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


24.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


25.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:restaurant
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


26.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


27.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: unknown
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


28.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:restaurant
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


29.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: unknown
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


30.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


31.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


32.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


33.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age: 42
very, very unlikely very, very likely


34.
Drink: soft drink
Location: bar
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


35.
Drink: hard liquor
Location: bar
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


36.
Drink: unknown
Location:restaurant
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


37.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


38.
Drink: soft drink
Location: unknown
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely


39.
Drink: soft drink
Location:restaurant
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


40.
Drink: hard liquor
Location:bar
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


41.
Drink: soft drink
Location: unknown
Age: 18
very, very unlikely very, very likely


42.
Drink: unknown
Location:restaurant
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


43.
Drink: unknown
Location: unknown
Age: unknown
very, very unlikely very, very likely


44.
Drink: unknown
Location:restaurant
Age: 22
very, very unlikely very, very likely


45.
Drink: unknown
Location: bar
Age: 30
very, very unlikely very, very likely



46. What is your age? years.

47. Gender: Are you Male or Female?
Female
Male


48. How many years of Education have you completed?
Put 12 for High School Diploma
Put 16 for college diploma (bachelor's degree).
put 20 for doctorate degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc).
Education:

49. Nationality (country of birth):

50. Comments:

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