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Title: Predicting sexual problems in women: The relevance of sexual excitation and sexual inhibition
Authors: Sanders, SA
Graham, CA
Milhausen, RR
Keywords: Sexual arousal;Sexual problems;Women;Inhibition
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37(2): 241-251, Apr 2008
Abstract: Data from a non-clinical sample of 540 heterosexual women were used to examine the relationships between scores on the Sexual Excitation/Sexual Inhibition Inventory for Women (SESII-W) and ratings of current sexual problems, lifetime arousal difficulty, lifetime orgasm difficulty, and lifetime problems with low sexual interest. Multiple regression analyses also included several demographic/background variables as predictors: age, full-time employment, completed college, children in household, married, health ratings, importance of sex, and whether the woman was in a sexual relationship. The strongest statistical predictors of both current and lifetime sexual problems were the SESII-W inhibition factors Arousal Contingency and Concerns about Sexual Function. Demographic factors did not feature largely in any of the models predicting sexual problems even when statistically significant relationships were found. If future research supports the predictive utility of the SESII-W in identifying women who are more likely to experience sexual difficulties, these scales may be used as prognostic factors in treatment studies.
Description: This is the post-print version of the article. The official published version can be obtained from the link below.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/4763
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10508-007-9235-7
ISSN: 0004-0002
Appears in Collections:Psychology
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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