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Sexual dissatisfaction and sexual self-efficacy: an examination of the role of sexual self-confidence as a mediator

  • Hasan Batmaz1,2
  • Eyüp Çelik3

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

DOI: 10.31083/jomh.2021.067

Submitted: 11 March 2021 Accepted: 29 March 2021

Online publish date: 09 July 2021

*Corresponding Author(s): Hasan Batmaz E-mail:

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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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Hasan Batmaz,Eyüp Çelik. Sexual dissatisfaction and sexual self-efficacy: an examination of the role of sexual self-confidence as a mediator. Journal of Men's Health. 2021.doi:10.31083/jomh.2021.067.


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