The Relationship between Body Composition and Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual, Caucasian Young Adults

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The Relationship between Body Composition and Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual, Caucasian Young Adults

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dc.contributor.advisor Buchholz, Andrea
dc.contributor.advisor Milhausen, Robin
dc.contributor.author Opperman, Emily Annie
dc.date 2011-07-26
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-02T16:56:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-02T16:56:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2953
dc.description.abstract Background: Sexual satisfaction is a multidimensional construct encompassing the positive and negative aspects of a sexual relationship and is influenced by many factors. Objectives: To investigate the relationship between body composition (weight (kg), total fat (kg, %) and trunk fat (kg, %)) and sexual satisfaction in young adults while controlling for age, body image, relationship satisfaction, sexual function and sexual frequency. Methods: A cross-sectional sample of 157 young adults completed a series of questionnaires and underwent body composition testing (DXA). Stepwise logistic regression models were tested. Results: For both women and men, trunk fat (kg) but no other body composition variable predicted sexual satisfaction. For women, sexual function had the greatest impact followed by relationship satisfaction, trunk fat (kg) and sexual frequency. For men, relationship satisfaction had the greatest impact followed by sexual frequency, age and trunk fat (kg). Conclusions: Other variables better predict sexual satisfaction than body composition. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Body composition en_US
dc.subject Sexual satisfaction en_US
dc.subject men en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject sexuality en_US
dc.title The Relationship between Body Composition and Sexual Satisfaction in Heterosexual, Caucasian Young Adults en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US


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