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NCJ Number: 229798 Find in a Library
Title: Women's Sexual Addiction and Family Dynamics, Depression and Substance Abuse
Journal: Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity  Volume:16  Issue:4  Dated:October-December 2009  Pages:324-340
Author(s): Dawn M. Opitx; Sergei V. Tsytsarev; Jeffrey Froh
Date Published: October 2009
Page Count: 17
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines predictors of women's sexual addiction.
Abstract: This study utilized a stepwise multiple regression analysis to investigate predictors of women's sexual addiction, including an initial investigation of father bonding. It contains the largest sample of sexually addicted women in an empirical study utilizing the W-SAST. Participants included 99 self-identified sexual addicts, who completed numerous scales. A significant positive correlation was found between sexual addiction and childhood abuse, depression and substance abuse. Perceived family cohesion and adaptability were inversely correlated. Father care was inversely correlated and father protection was positively correlated. Depression accounted for 28.5 percent of the variance, while family adaptability and drug abuse accounted for 13.8 and 4 percent, respectively. Additional analyses supported mediating variables. Tables, figure, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Sexual addiction
Index Term(s): Adult survivors of child sexual abuse; Drug abuse; Family support; Females; Mental disorders
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