The relationship between family‐of‐origin experiences and sexual satisfaction in married couples
sexual satisfaction, marital quality, family-of-origin experiences
This study examined the relationship between perceptions of family‐of‐origin experiences, sexual satisfaction and marital quality. The sample consisted of 3953 married couples who responded to the relationship evaluation. The results showed that more positive overall family‐of‐origin experiences and parent–child relationships were related to higher sexual satisfaction. Overall, family‐of‐origin experiences and parent–child relationships were predictive of higher sexual satisfaction; however, that relationship was significantly mediated by marital quality. There was a strong positive relationship between marital quality and sexual satisfaction. No major gender differences emerged from the findings. The results suggest that family‐of‐origin experiences play a key role in the sexual satisfaction of married couples, especially when mediated by marital quality, and should be considered in treatment, education and research.
Original Publication Citation
Strait, J.G., Sandberg, J.G., Larson, J.H., & Harper, J.M. (2015). The relationship between attachment related family-of-origin experiences and sexual satisfaction in married couples. Journal of Family Therapy, 37, 361-385.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Strait, James G.; Sandberg, Jonathan G.; Larson, Jeffrey H.; and Harper, James M., "The relationship between family‐of‐origin experiences and sexual satisfaction in married couples" (2013). Faculty Publications. 4073.
Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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