Relationship Context, Body-Esteem, Religiosity, and Sexual Experience: Associations with Well-Being and Relationship Status
relationship context, body-esteem, religiosity, sexuality, relationship status
In this study we explored why there are sometimes conflicting findings regarding the influence of past sexual experience on relationships. Consequently, we studied the effects of body-esteem and religiosity on sexual experience in two relational contexts (casual or committed relationships) and how all of these variables were associated with life satisfaction, and the likelihood that a person would be married by their early thirties. With a national sample of 4966 participants, our results indicated that sexual experiences in casual relationships had negative associations with life satisfaction and relationship status, whereas sexual experiences in committed relationships had positive associations.
Original Publication Citation
Busby, D. M., Blum, J., Leonhardt, N. D. (2020). Relationship context, body-esteem, religiosity, and sexual experience: Associations with well-being and relationship status. American Journal of Family Therapy.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Busby, Dean M.; Bluhm, Jenae; and Leonhardt, Nathan D., "Relationship Context, Body-Esteem, Religiosity, and Sexual Experience: Associations with Well-Being and Relationship Status" (2020). Faculty Publications. 4643.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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