Date of Award

4-14-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

School of Communication

First Advisor

John Baldwin

Abstract

Growing evidence suggests that the booty call relationship is becoming more prevalent on college campuses. The primary objective of this study is to achieve a deeper understanding through in-depth respondent interviews about the sexual script of the booty call relationship. Specifically, to inquire about the development, maintenance, and termination phases of the booty call relationship. A secondary objective is to reach better and more holistic understanding about the role of alcohol, text messages, and emotions plays in the booty call relationship. Through thematic analysis, it was found that no universal script could be set; however, there are different types of booty call relationship. Furthermore, it was found that alcohol played a huge factor in the development and maintenance phases; text messages played a large factor in the development and termination phases. Finally, happiness and guilt were the two most reported emotions experienced while in the booty call relationship.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Lucht_ilstu_0092N_10247.pdf

Page Count

130

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Communication Commons

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