Emotional climate, sex, and satisfaction in marriage : does sex really matter?

dc.contributor.advisorHuston, Ted L.
dc.creatorHartzell, Allyson Camilleen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-22T20:53:24Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-22T20:53:24Zen
dc.date.issued2006-12en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis study examined sexual frequency, sexual satisfaction, and marital satisfaction in connection with the emotional climate within which it exists, using data from a 13-year longitudinal study about marriage. First, affection and negativity were used to predict sexual frequency. Second, affection, negativity and sexual frequency were used to predict spouses' sexual satisfaction. Third, sexual frequency and spouses' sexual satisfaction were used to predict marital satisfaction. A positive association was found between affection and sexual frequency, whereas no association was found between negativity and sexual frequency. Affection was found to be associated with higher sexual satisfaction for husbands in the early years of marriage and negativity was associated with lower sexual satisfaction for both spouses. An association was also found between one's own sexual satisfaction and marital satisfaction. No association was found between sexual frequency and marital satisfaction when the emotional climate was considered.en
dc.description.departmentHuman Development and Family Sciencesen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/30184en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden
dc.subjectMarital satisfactionen
dc.subjectSexual satisfactionen
dc.subjectSexual frequencyen
dc.subjectEmotional climateen
dc.subjectMarriageen
dc.titleEmotional climate, sex, and satisfaction in marriage : does sex really matter?en
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentHuman Development and Family Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Development and Family Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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