Association between sexual dysfunction, self-esteem and sexual satisfaction in women

Authors

  • Corc Avcı Department of Psychiatry, Rickling Psychiatric Hospital Landesverein für innere Mission, Rickling, Germany
  • Olgu Aygün Department of Family Medicine, Bozyaka Education and Research Hospital, İzmir, Turkey
  • Dilek Güldal Department of Family Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir,

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.46328/aejog.v5i1.134

Keywords:

Female sexuality, female sexual dysfunction, self-esteem, sexual satisfaction.

Abstract

ABSTRACT

Backround: The main purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among female sexual dysfunction, self-esteem and sexual satisfaction.

Method: The participants of the study were 321 women who applied for any sexual disorders to the Polyclinics of Gynecology of y Education and Research Hospital, x, Turkey. Their age ranged from 18 to 56. The participants completed a personal information form prepared by researcher, the Coopersmith Self-esteem Inventory developed by Stanley Coopersmith (1986) and the Golombok-Rust Inventory of Sexual Satisfaction validated by Tuğrul (1988).

Results: The results indicated that female sexual dysfunction (FSD) and self-esteem were moderately negatively correlated (r= -.598, p<.01). FSD and sexual satisfaction were strongly positively correlated (r= .712, p<.01). Sexual satisfaction and self-esteem were moderately negatively correlated (r= -.472, p <.01). These findings reveal that the higher sexual dysfunction women have the less self-esteem they have and the less sexual satisfaction they experience.

Conclusion: With the proper treatment of sexual dysfunction and interventions for improving the self-esteem, women can evaluate themselves in a more positive way and become more sexually satisfied. Thus, it is very significant to teach sexuality in a correct way and to increase sexual education and awareness among women.

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Published

2023-06-18

How to Cite

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Avcı C, Aygün O, Güldal D. Association between sexual dysfunction, self-esteem and sexual satisfaction in women . Aegean J Obstet Gynecol [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 18 [cited 2024 Jun. 24];5(1):5-10. Available from: https://aejog.com/index.php/aejog/article/view/134