TITLE

Self-concept clarity and women's sexual well-being

AUTHOR(S)
Hucker, Alice; Mussap, Alexander J.; McCabe, Marita M.
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2010, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of self-concept clarity, a core structural aspect of self-concept, in women's sexual well-being. A convenience sample of 261 women aged 18 years and over (M=25.8, SD=7.9) completed an online survey that measured self-concept clarity, three aspects of sexual well-being (sexual self-efficacy, sexual self-esteem and sexual satisfaction), and four structural dimensions of sexual identity (commitment, synthesis/integration, exploration, and orientation identity uncertainty). A series of multiple mediation analyses, followed by post-hoc bootstrap tests of the difference between mediation effects, revealed that self-concept clarity is indirectly related to the measures of sexual well-being, and that these relationships are mediated by the two "investment-related" dimensions of sexual identity: commitment arid synthesis/integration. These results suggest that women with a more broadly and coherently integrated sexual identity are also better able to make healthy and positive choices in the sexual domain and experience more satisfaction with their sex lives. More generally, the results highlight the potential importance of including structural aspects of self-concept in explanations of women's sexual well-being.
ACCESSION #
56545231

 

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