An Examination of the Associations Between Relationship Education, Trust, Communication, Relationship Satisfaction, and Sexual Satisfaction
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marriage preparation, newlyweds, trust, communication, relationship education, relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction
Relationship education courses are commonly used by couples seeking to increase their relationship and sexual satisfaction. In this study, I examined the mediating roles of trust and communication between marriage education classes and relationship and sexual satisfaction. This study used data from the Couple Relationships and Transition Experiences (CREATE) study, a longitudinal, nationally representative survey of newlywed couples. While the present study did not find a significant relationship between marriage preparation and relationship and sexual satisfaction, it does not rule out the possibility of a relationship existing due to some limitations of the present study. This study did find significant associations between trust and communication and relationship and sexual satisfaction. Additional research will be necessary to determine whether the hypotheses set forth in this study can be supported.
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Baker, Samantha, "An Examination of the Associations Between Relationship Education, Trust, Communication, Relationship Satisfaction, and Sexual Satisfaction" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 270.