This study assessed sexual satisfaction for individuals 60–75 years of age in same-sex relationships and explored predictors of sexual satisfaction; associations between internalized homophobia, resilience, sexual communication, relationship satisfaction, and sexual satisfaction; and the effects of gender, exclusivity, and length of relationship on sexual satisfaction. Participants (N = 265) were from a non-random sample recruited online who reported high levels of relationship satisfaction and resilience, moderate levels of sexual communication, and low levels of internalized homophobia and sexual satisfaction. The means and standard deviations for each gender were similar. Relationship satisfaction was found to be a predictor for sexual satisfaction. Relationship satisfaction was found to be directly correlated with sexual satisfaction, inversely correlated with internalized homophobia, and directly correlated with resilience; internalized homophobia was found to be inversely correlated with resilience; and length of relationship was found to be inversely correlated with sexual satisfaction. Findings will inform clinicians, sexuality educators, policymakers, and same-sex individuals. Recommendations for sexuality educators, clinicians, and future research are included.
|Commitee:||Koch, Patricia B., Rutter, Philip A.|
|School Location:||United States -- Pennsylvania|
|Source:||DAI-A 77/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Gerontology, GLBT Studies|
|Keywords:||Aging, Internalized homophobia, LGBTQ, Older adults, Relationship satisfaction, Sexual satisfaction|
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