TITLE

THE IMPACT OF ANGER ON SEXUAL SATISFACTION IN MARRIAGE

AUTHOR(S)
Bélanger, Claude; Laughrea, Kathleen; Lafontaine, Marie-France
PUB. DATE
September 2001
SOURCE
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;2001, Vol. 10 Issue 3/4, p91
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to explore the influence of different forms of anger on sexual satisfaction in marriage. The sample consisted of 192 French-Canadian heterosexual couples recruited from clinical and non-clinical populations. 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.
ACCESSION #
7387605

 

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