Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

Examining the Mediating Influences of Sexual Satisfaction and Emotional Intimacy on the Association Between Relationship Processes and Relationship Satisfaction

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

Location

Orlando, FL

Event Date

11-18-2011

Keywords

Relationships, sexual satisfaction, emotional intimacy, psychology

Abstract

Couples' sexual satisfaction, emotional intimacy, and relationship processes have been identified by researchers as predictors of relationship satisfaction. However, little research exists that has addressed how relationship processes in romantic relationships predict their relationship satisfaction through their perceptions of both sexual satisfaction and emotional intimacy. In this proposed study, we plan to examine the mediating influences of couples' sexual satisfaction and emotional intimacy on the association between their relationship processes and relationship satisfaction, with a sample of 336 married couples. Structural equation modeling will be employed for data analysis. Clinical implications for FT will also be discussed.

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