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The Role of Childhood Experiences in the Development of Sexual Compulsivity

McPherson, S and Clayton, S and Wood, H and Hiskey, S and Andrews, L (2013) 'The Role of Childhood Experiences in the Development of Sexual Compulsivity.' Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, 20 (4). pp. 259-278. ISSN 1072-0162

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There is a lack of evidence regarding the nature of the relationship between childhood trauma and sexual compulsivity in adulthood. Participants (n = 348) were users of support websites relating to drug, alcohol, gambling, and sexual addictions who completed an online survey including addiction questionnaires, the Sexual Compulsivity Scale, and the Early Trauma Inventory (Short Form). Multiple regression modeling indicated that gender, sexual orientation, childhood emotional abuse, childhood exposure to pornography, and parental sex addiction were associated with sexual compulsivity in adulthood (R2 = 0.23). Childhood sexual or physical abuse and addictions to other behaviors (alcohol, drugs, gambling) were not associated with adult sexual compulsivity.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 15:17
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:43

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