Sexual dissatisfaction and sexual self-eﬃcacy: an examination of the role of sexual self-conﬁdence as a mediator
1Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Institute of Educational Sciences, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of Child Development, Faculty of Health Sciences, Karabuk University, 78050 Karabuk,Turkey
3Department of Guidance and Psychological Counseling, Faculty of Education, Sakarya University, 54100 Sakarya, Turkey
Submitted: 11 March 2021 Accepted: 29 March 2021
Online publish date: 09 July 2021
Background and objective: Many concepts related to sexual dissatisfaction are discussed here. Two of these concepts are sexual self-conﬁdence and sexual self-eﬃcacy. The main aim of this research is to explore the mediation effect of sexual self-conﬁdence on the relationship between sexual self-eﬃcacy and sexual dissatisfaction.
Methods: This research was carried out with the relational screening model. In this context, sexual self-eﬃcacy, sexual dissatisfaction, and sexual self-conﬁdence were examined with the Pearson correlation coeﬃcient and mediation analysis.
Results: The results of the correlation analysis demonstrated that sexual self-conﬁdence and sexual self-eﬃcacy are signiﬁcantly related to sexual dissatisfaction. Before the mediation analysis was carried out, the sexual self-eﬃcacy meaningfully predicts sexual dissatisfaction in the ﬁrst regression model. The mediation analysis proved that sexual self-conﬁdence has a mediation role in the relationship between sexual self-eﬃcacy and sexual dissatisfaction.
Conclusion: It is thought that sexual self-conﬁdence is a more important factor for men's sexual satisfaction or dissatisfaction than is sexual self-eﬃcacy.
Sexual satisfaction; Sexual dissatisfaction; Sexual self-conﬁdence; Sexual self-eﬃcacy; Male sexuality
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