The Impact of Anger on Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage

The Impact of Anger on Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage

The Impact of Anger on Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage

The Impact of Anger on Sexual Satisfaction in Marriages

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Référence bibliographique [12164]

Bélanger, Claude, Laughrea, Kathleen et Lafontaine, Marie-France. 2001. «The Impact of Anger on Sexual Satisfaction in Marriage ». The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, vol. 10, no 3-4, p. 91-99.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The aim of this study was to explore the influence of different forms of anger on sexual satisfaction in marriage.» (p. 91)

Questions/Hypothèses :
Les auteurs formulent les trois hypothèses suivantes:
«(1) Males’ and females’ own anger will be related to their sexual dissatisfaction and to their partner’s sexual dissatisfaction.
(2) Males’ and females’ own anger will predict their sexual dissatisfaction and their partner’s sexual dissatisfaction.
(3) Gender differences in anger expression with respect to sexual satisfaction will be confirmed and will be consistent with prior findings on the impact of anger on marital adjustment (Laughrea et al., 1997).» (p. 92)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The sample consisted of 192 French-Canadian heterosexual couples recruited from clinical and non-clinical populations.» (p. 91)

Instruments :
Questionnaires

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Regression analyses suggested that the wife’s sexual satisfaction is best explained by her disposition to perceive a wide range of situations as annoying or frustrating (Trait Anger), and by how often her angry feelings toward her partner are held or suppressed (Anger-in) or expressed in an angry manner (Anger-out). Her sexual satisfaction was also explained by the intensity of angry feelings from her husband (State Anger). Furthermore, the husband’s State Anger, his Anger-in and his wife’s Anger-out expression predicted a significant part of the variance in his sexual satisfaction. Results and clinical implications are analyzed in view of gender differences. Recommendations for future research are discussed.» (p. 91)