Title The Detrimental Effect of Sexual Objectification on Targets' and Perpetrators' Sexual Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Sexual Coercion
Authors SAEZ DÍAZ, GEMMA, Alonso-Ferres, Maria, Garrido Macias, Marta, Valor-Segura, Inmaculada, Exposito, Francisca, SAEZ DÍAZ, GEMMA
External publication No
Means Front. Psychol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.06700
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85077302753&doi=10.3389%2ffpsyg.2019.02748&partnerID=40&md5=69275b876edfe5d721889bf3cef7d4e2
Publication date 11/12/2019
ISI 000504289600001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85077302753
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02748
Abstract Sexual objectification is a variable to consider for understanding the sexual violence that takes place into intimate context. The set of studies presented here aims to connect sexual objectification phenomena with sexual coercion and explore the consequences that both have on sexual satisfaction. Two studies examined the association between sexual objectification and sexual satisfaction for both views: female target (Study 1) and male perpetrator (Study 2) perspectives. The results of the first study (n = 138 heterosexual women) demonstrated that perceiving partner objectification (but not reporting general sexual objectification victimization) is indirectly linked to a lower sexual satisfaction because of lower rejection and higher sexual coercion rates. The second study (n = 136 heterosexual men) showed the indirect effect of partner objectification and general sexual objectification perpetration on sexual satisfaction after sexual coercion perpetration. Results of both studies demonstrated the negative consequences that sexual objectification has on sexual satisfaction for both male perpetrators and female targets.
Keywords gender differences; sexual coercion; sexual objectification; sexual satisfaction; unwanted sexual rejection
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