Examining the Influence of Relational Aggression on Sexual Satisfaction With Attachment Behaviors as a Potential Mediator
relational aggression, relationships, attachment behaviors
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between relational aggression and sexual satisfaction, as well as to determine if attachment behaviors could mediate this relationship. Data came from the Relate Institute Questionnaire (RELATE) and were drawn from the matched-pair responses of 539 heterosexual married couples. Results showed the greater the perceived relational aggression, the lower the sexual satisfaction for both self and partner, regardless of gender. Mediation analyses suggest that attachment behaviors may be a mechanism through which relational aggression influences sexual satisfaction. Implications for clinicians and future research are discussed.
Original Publication Citation
Sandberg, J.G. *Meservy, M.V., Bradford, A. & Anderson, S. (2018): Examining the Influence of Relational Aggression on Sexual Satisfaction with Attachment Behaviors as a Potential Mediator, Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1405307 (shared first authorship)
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sandberg, Jonathan G.; Meservy, Melece Vida; Bradford, Angela B.; and Anderson, Shayne, "Examining the Influence of Relational Aggression on Sexual Satisfaction With Attachment Behaviors as a Potential Mediator" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 2388.
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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