Sexual satisfaction in premarital relationships: associations with satisfaction, love, commitment, and stability
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Sexual satisfaction in premarital relationships
Abstract: 

This investigation focused on how sexual satisfaction is associated with relationship quality and stability in premarital couples. With data collected at multiple times over several years from a sample of heterosexual couples (who were all dating at Time 1), we examined how sexual satisfaction was associated with relationship satisfaction, love, commitment, and stability. At each wave of the study, sexual satisfaction was associated positively with relationship satisfaction, love, and commitment for both men and women. In addition, change in sexual satisfaction between Time 1 and Time 2 was associated with change over the same period in relationship satisfaction, love, and commitment. Furthermore, some evidence was found that sexual satisfaction was associated with relationship stability. Overall, sexual satisfaction had stronger links with relationship quality for men than for women.

Author(s): 
Sprecher, Susan
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex Research
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Sex Res
Publication Date: 
2002-08
Publication Year: 
2002
Pages: 
190-196
Volume: 
39
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
0022-4499
DOI: 
10.1080/00224490209552141
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 12476266

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Susan Sprecher. 2002-08. "Sexual satisfaction in premarital relationships: associations with satisfaction, love, commitment, and stability." Journal of Sex Research 39: 3: 190-196. 10.1080/00224490209552141.

Wikipedia Citation

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