Online Psychology Program At Southern New Hampshire University

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Methods Overview The data for this study came from graduate students at Southern New Hampshire University, who were apart of the online psychology program. The data source represents a convenience sample chosen by the researcher because of the nature of the learning environment and availability of participants. All data were originally collected through Qualtrics, which is an online survey. Due to confidentiality considerations, the identities of the participants were not available. Incomplete surveys were not included in this analysis. Participants Participants in this study were online graduate male and female students at Southern New Hampshire University (N= 14; 7 women and 7 men), ranging in age from 21-30 years old.…show more content…
Participants are instructed to answer questions with their current partner in mind. If the respondent does not currently have a partner, he or she should answer with the most recent partner in mind (Hendrick & Hendrick, 1986). Each item asks respondents to reply to questions on a five-point Likert-type response scale indicating level of agreement. Below is a sample item from the scale. I feel that my lover and I were meant for each other. Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree The Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale (BSAS) (Hendrick, Hendrick, & Reich, 2006), a 23-item questionnaire, was designed to measure multi-dimensional attitudes towards sex. The scale is a modified version of the original Sexual Attitudes Scale. For the current study, the Brief Sexual Attitudes Scale will be modified and shortened. The scale is made up of the following four subscales: Permissiveness, Birth Control, Communion, and Instrumentality. Some of the items refer to a specific sexual relationship, while others refer to general attitudes and beliefs about sex. Participants are instructed to answer questions with their current partner in mind. If the respondent is not currently dating anyone, he or she should answer with the most recent partner in mind. If the respondent has never had a sexual
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