Self-determination and sexual experience in dating relationships.

@article{Brunell2013SelfdeterminationAS,
  title={Self-determination and sexual experience in dating relationships.},
  author={Amy B Brunell and Gregory D. Webster},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={39 7},
  pages={
          970-87
        }
}
The authors propose the Model of Self-Determined Sexual Motivation to examine sexual motivation in dating relationships using a Self-Determination Theory (SDT) framework. This model predicted that sexual need satisfaction would mediate the association between self-determined sexual motives and the outcome variables of psychological well-being and relational quality. Three studies tested this model. Study 1 was a cross-sectional study that investigated sexual motivation in dating relationships… CONTINUE READING

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