master's thesis
Women's sexual satisfaction in long-term relationships
The role of personality, some aspect of sexuality and intimacy

Lucija Pavin (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za psihologiju
Metadata
TitleSeksualno zadovoljstvo žena u dugoročnim vezama : Uloga ličnosti, nekih aspekata seksualnosti i intimnosti
AuthorLucija Pavin
Mentor(s)Marina Nekić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Seksualnost je kompleksna dimenzija ljudske ličnosti koja proizlazi iz osobnih iskustava, ali i socijalnih izvora. Jedan od indikatora seksualnog zdravlja je seksualno zadovoljstvo, odnosno stupanj u kojem je pojedinac zadovoljan sa seksualnim aspektima svoje romantične veze. Seksualno zadovoljstvo se smatra dobrim prediktorom stabilnosti veze, a time i njenog duljeg trajanja. Cilj ovog istraživanja bio je ispitati ulogu ličnosti, intimnosti s partnerom i nekih aspekata seksualnosti (seksualne subjektivnosti i upotrebe seksualno eksplicitnog materijala) u seksualnom zadovoljstvu žena koje su u dugoročnim ljubavnim vezama. Ispitivanje je provedeno na uzorku od 229 heteroseksualnih žena mlađe odrasle dobi (prosječna dob je bila 24.5 godina), koje su u dugim romantičnim odnosima (prosječna duljina romantične veze iznosila je 3.5 godine). Od mjernih instrumenata korišteni su Nova skala seksualnog zadovoljstva, Skala seksualne subjektivnosti, Millerova skala socijalne intimnosti i hrvatska verzija HEXACO-PI-(R) upitnika ličnosti. Utvrđena je značajna pozitivna povezanost seksualne subjektivnosti s učestalosti upotrebe seksualno eksplicitnog materijala i percipiranom razinom intimnosti s partnerom te značajna negativna povezanost upotrebe seksualno eksplicitnog materijala i percipirane razine intimnosti s partnerom. Kada su sudionice grupirane s obzirom na uvjete korištenja seksualno eksplicitnog materijala, razlika u seksualnom zadovoljstvu bila je značajna samo između skupine sudionica koje ne koriste takav materijal i onih koje ga koriste same. Seksualno zadovoljstvo bilo je niže u skupini onih sudionica koje su izvijestile o samostalnoj upotrebi seksualno eksplicitnog materijala. Iste dvije skupine su se međusobno značajno razlikovale u razini seksualne subjektivnosti koja je bila viša u skupini sudionica koje su izvijestile o upotrebi seksualno eksplicitnog materijala. Sudionice koje su izvijestile o zajedničkom korištenju seksualno eksplicitnog materijala (s partnerom) nisu se razlikovale u razini seksualne subjektivnosti ni seksualnog zadovoljstva u odnosu na preostale dvije skupine. Tri skupine se nisu međusobno razlikovale u percipiranoj razini intimnosti s partnerom. Značajnim prediktorima seksualnog zadovoljstva pokazali su se broj seksualnih odnosa i učestalost postizanja orgazma, percipirana razina intimnosti s partnerom, seksualna subjektivnost i ekstraverzija.
Keywordssexual satisfaction personality intimacy sexual subjectivity sexually explicit material
Parallel title (English)Women's sexual satisfaction in long-term relationships : The role of personality, some aspect of sexuality and intimacy
Committee MembersZvjezdan Penezić (committee chairperson)
Marina Nekić (committee member)
Marina Vidaković (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za psihologiju
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineSOCIAL SCIENCES
Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmePsychology
Academic title abbreviationmag. psych.
Genremaster's thesis
Language Croatian
Defense date2016-10-07
Parallel abstract (English)
Sexuality is a complex dimension of human personality which derives from different personal factors and experiences, but from various social factors as well. One of the most significant indicators of sexual well-being is sexual satisfaction, i.e. the degree to which a person is satisfied with sexual aspects of a romantic relationship. Sexual satisfaction is considered to be a significant predictor of relationship stability and its durability (Felmlee, Sprecher and Bassin, 1990). The aim of this study was to examine the role of personality, intimacy and some aspects of sexuality (sexual subjectivity and use of sexually explicit material) in sexual satisfaction of women that are in long-term relationships. The research was conducted on a sample of 229 heterosexual young women. Average length of a relationship was 3.5 years. The following instruments were used: New sexual satisfaction scale, The Female Sexual Subjectivity Inventory, Miller Social Intimacy Scale and the Croatian version of HEXACO-PI-(R) personality inventory. Significant positive correlation was determined between sexual subjectivity and perceived level of intimacy with partner, as was between sexual subjectivity and the frequency of sexually explicit material (SEM) usage. Frequency of SEM usage was significantly negatively correlated with the perceived level of intimacy with partner. Participants were divided into three groups, depending on the reported conditions of SEM usage. Sexual satisfaction differed only between the non-usage and the individual SEM usage group. The same two groups had significantly different levels of sexual subjectivity as well. Sexual subjectivity was higher in the individual SEM usage group. Participants that reported of using SEM with their partners did not have significantly lower or higher levels of sexual subjectivity nor sexual satisfaction in comparison with two other groups of participants. The perceived level of intimacy was the same for all three groups. Significant predictors of sexual satisfaction were the number of sexual encounters in the last month, frequency of orgasms, perceived level of intimacy, sexual subjectivity and extraversion.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)seksualno zadovoljstvo ličnost intimnost seksualna subjektivnost seksualno eksplicitni materijal
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
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URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:454432
CommitterGorica Lovrić