Référence bibliographique 
Couture, Stéphanie, Vaillancourt-Morel, Marie-Pier, Hébert, Martine et Fernet, Mylène. 2023. «Associations Between Conflict Negotiation Strategies, Sexual Comfort, and Sexual Satisfaction in Adolescent Romantic Relationships ». Journal of Sex Research, vol. 60, no 3, p. 305-314.
«The goal of the current study was to examine, using a dyadic perspective, the mediating role of sexual comfort in the associations between perceived conflict negotiation strategies and sexual satisfaction among adolescent romantic relationships.» (p. 307)
Authors «hypothesized that an adolescent’s perceived constructive negotiation strategies such as compromise and separation would be positively related to their own and their partner’s greater sexual comfort, which in turn would be positively associated with their own and their partner’s sexual satisfaction. Conversely, [they] predicted that an individual’s perceived destructive negotiation strategies such as dominance, submission, avoidance, and interactional reactivity would be negatively related to their own and their partner’s lower sexual comfort, which in turn would be positively associated with their own and their partner’s sexual satisfaction.» (p. 307)
«The data were collected between 2013 and 2014 as part of the Youths’ Romantic Relationships Project (Hébert et al., 2017), which focused on communication and conflict negotiation among adolescent romantic relationships. Participants included 104 mixed- and same-sex dyads (n = 208 participants) recruited from the greater Montreal area. […] To be eligible, partners needed to be aged between 15 and 21 years old, and in a romantic relationship for at least two months. […] The sample consisted of eight same-sex and 96 mixed-sex dyads together for an average of 17.46 months (SD = 15.24). Among the 208 participants, 51.0% were girls and 49.0% were boys, with an average age of 18.99 years old (SD = 1.51).» (p. 307
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Results show that «[a]n adolescent’s higher compromise and lower submission during conflict negotiation were related to their own higher sexual satisfaction through their own higher sexual comfort. These actor associations suggest that compromise and submission are the two conflict negotiation strategies that are primarily related to adolescent sexuality. Moreover, the results also revealed a direct association between an adolescent’s higher domination and their own lower sexual satisfaction. [The] findings revealed that sexual comfort may be a useful milestone in understanding the relationship between how adolescents manage their conflicts in a romantic relationship and their satisfaction with their sex lives. However, the amount of variance explained in sexual comfort and satisfaction was modest, suggesting that conflict negotiation strategies are one of several factors that may be related to these sexual outcomes in adolescent romantic dyads. For instance, as sexual satisfaction is complex and may be related to several aspects (e.g., psychological, physical, individual, and/or relational), important factors beyond those related to conflicts may be associated with this outcome. Adolescents who perceive their relationship as one where both partners are willing to find common ground during conflicts are more likely to feel comfortable with sexuality and, therefore, report greater sexual satisfaction.» (p. 310)