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Relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, sexual behaviors, and perceptions of the father-mother relationship
by Dube, Elizabeth W., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 71; 1493014
Abstract (Summary)

This study serves to extend the current literature on relationship and sexual satisfaction as well as the effects of the family of origin by providing a greater understanding of how relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction, and sexual behaviors are influenced by perceptions of the father-mother relationship, emotional expressivity, masturbation, and religiosity. A sample of 200 college students volunteered to participate in the survey. Findings identified various benefits of positive perceptions of the father-mother relationship. Participants who reported positive perceptions of the father-mother relationship had significantly fewer numbers of sexual partners over time and typically reported having greater relationship satisfaction. Also, participants who reported high emotional expressivity typically reported greater sexual satisfaction. In addition, examination of the relationship between masturbation and emotional expressivity revealed that these factors compensate for one another resulting in equivalent levels of relationship satisfaction. Implications, limitations, and directions for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Individual & family studies
Publication Number: 1493014
ISBN: 978-1-124-60723-8
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