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The Relationship Between Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Satisfaction as Mediated by Partner Perceptions of Power




Blythe, Kathryn

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Human Development and Family Studies


Using a sample of 34 clients from the Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy Center, this study examined the relationship between sexual satisfaction, marital power and relationship satisfaction for males and females was explored. Likewise, the interaction between sexual satisfaction and marital power predicting relationship satisfaction at the intake of therapy treatment was analyzed. Sample data were collected from previous therapy clients at a marriage and family therapy clinic in a Southeastern university. Overall findings revealed no support for mediation, but did show that both dependent variables influence relationship satisfaction.