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Marriage and Family Therapy
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The purpose of this study was to determine if variance for individuals’ sexual satisfaction as well as attitudes toward sexual instrumentality, sexual permissiveness, sexual communion and attitudes could be predicted by family sexual communication during adolescence as well as various demographic factors such as age, years together, gender, race, income level, religion, religiosity and sexual orientation. This was done by recruiting 250 people via Mechanical Turk (www.mturk.com) and through undergraduate courses at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. The researcher used an enter-method multiple regression model and Kendall’s Tau for non-parametric data. The results of this study show that sexual satisfaction and sexual instrumentality cannot be predicted by these variables, however variance in sexual permissiveness, sexual communion and birth control attitudes could be predicted to varying degrees by the independent variables. The author then discusses the implications of these results and clinical applications as well as opportunities for future research.
Family Studies; Parent-Child Relationships; Sex Education; Sexual Attitudes; Sexual Satisfaction; Systems Theory
Mental and Social Health | Psychology | Social Psychology
Christlieb, Bryant, "The Development of Sexual Attitudes in the Family of Origin and Sexual Satisfaction Later in Life" (2016). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 2654.