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Association between Sexual Satisfaction and Depression and Anxiety in Adolescents and Young Adults

Abstract: Abstract: The role of sexual satisfaction in adolescents and young adults? mental health has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this work is to study di_erences in sexual satisfaction and mental health (anxiety and depression) based on romantic relationship status (having a partner vs. not having one) and gender. Likewise, the association between sexual satisfaction and mental health and the moderating e_ect of romantic relationship status and gender was addressed in this research. A total of 1682 Spanish adolescents (14?17) and young adults (18?29) agreed to participate in this cross-sectional investigation. Two-factor ANOVA and MANOVA, and hierarchical regression models were utilized in this study. In general, results showed more mental health for those not in a current relationship and for women. Additionally, higher levels of sexual satisfaction was associated with lower levels of anxiety for adolescents and lower levels of depression for young adults. These associations were stronger for those in a current relationship. This study highlights the importance of sexual satisfaction as a modifying factor against mental health problems, especially in the context of a current romantic relationship.

 Autoría: Carcedo, R.J., Fernández-Rouco, N., Fernández-Fuertes, A.A., Martínez-álvarez, J.L.

 Fuente: International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health 2020, 17, 841

 Fecha de publicación: 01/02/2020

 Nº de páginas: 17

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/ijerph17030841

 ISSN: 1661-7827,1660-4601

 Proyecto español: PSI2013-46830-P)

 Url de la publicación: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030841