Batara, Jame Bryan L.*
Department of Psychology, University of San Carlos, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Areopagita, Gladys Gil V.
University of San Carlos, Philippines
Cherubs Academy, Inc., Philippines (email@example.com)
Yu, Erwin D.
University of San Carlos, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The current study aimed to explore the levels of attachment dimensions and common sex motives of call center workers (CCW) specifically in Cebu City, Philippines. It was the thrust of the study to provide a plausible account in understanding the sexual practices of CCWs amid the data suggesting risky practices among them. Both online and pen-and-paper surveys were employed. Descriptive results showed that call center workers in Cebu City are relatively high in attachment anxiety and low in attachment avoidance. Common sex motives of call center workers include intimacy and enhancement motives. Regression analysis showed that both attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance predicted partner approval, peer pressure, self-affirmation, coping, and intimacy motives. Implications of the findings of this exploratory study contribute to further our understanding about the sexual practices of CCWs in the Philippines.
Keywords: attachment anxiety; attachment avoidance; sex motives; risky sexual practices; call center workers