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|Title:||PSYCHO-SOCIAL FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF SEXUAL SATISFACTION AMONG MARRIED INDIVIDUALS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA|
|Keywords:||Sexual satisfaction, Self-esteem, Locus of control, Sexual communication and Life satisfaction.|
|Abstract:||Sexual satisfaction is a major component of marital stability that has a great influence on the well-being of married individuals. Extant literatures indicate that there is increase in the sexual dissatisfaction among married individuals in Lagos State. Sexual dissatisfaction manifests in various ways such as bickering, nagging, domestic violence and divorce. Prior studies in Nigeria had investigated the influence of socio-demographic factors on sexual satisfaction without taking cognizance of the influence of psycho-social factors. The study analysed the influence of psycho-social factors (self-esteem, locus of control, sexual communication, religiosity, stress, depression, life satisfaction and gender) on sexual satisfaction of married individuals in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study was anchored on social-exchange theory. Descriptive survey research design of ex-post facto type was adopted. The cluster technique was used to select fifteen local government areas (LGAs) across the three senatorial districts in Lagos state (five LGAs from each senatorial district). The combination of cluster and systematic techniques were used to select 1500 (487 males and 836 females participants) from the selected fifteen local government areas (LGAs) with 100 selected from each LGA. Eight instruments were used, namely: Self-esteem (r=0.76); Depression (r=0.83), Religiosity (r=0.87); Sexual Communication (r=0.77); Multi-dimensional Locus of Control (r=0.86); Life Satisfaction (r=0.81); Stress (r=0.89) scales and Golombok-Rust Sexual Satisfaction Inventory (r=0.78). Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and Multiple Regression at 0.05 level of significance. The participants’ mean age was 41.08±14.7 years. The males had higher sexual satisfaction ( =62.59) than the females ( =38.37). Sexual satisfaction correlated with psycho-social factors (self-esteem (r= .716); locus of control (r= .429); sexual communication (r= .800); religiosity (r= .535); stress (r= .663); depression (r= .771) and life satisfaction (r= .615). There was also a significant joint- effect of the psycho-social factors on sexual satisfaction (F (8, 1322) = 682.330). The psycho-social factors contributed 80.5% to the total variance (R2 = .805, F (8, 1322) = 682.330). Each of the independent variables made a significantly relative contribution to the prediction of sexual satisfaction in the following order of magnitude: sexual communication (β=0.637), life satisfaction (β= .474); religiosity (β= .285) and self-esteem (β= .146) while stress; locus of control, depression and gender were not. Sexual communication, life satisfaction, religiosity and self-esteem enhanced sexual satisfaction among married individuals. Psycho-social intervention rooted in the factors identified as causative agents of sexual satisfaction should be developed for married individuals.|
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