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dc.date.accessioned2021-02-13T20:35:47Z
dc.date.created2020-09-21T10:15:41Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTræen, Bente Hansen, Thomas Stulhofer, Aleksandar . SILENCING THE SEXUAL SELF AND RELATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL WELL-BEING IN LATER LIFE: A GENDERED ANALYSIS OF NORTH VERSUS SOUTH OF EUROPE. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. 2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/83186
dc.description.abstractThis study explores the European North-South differences in older partnered individuals’ silencing of the sexual self and its links to relational and individual well-being. A web survey was conducted among partnered individuals aged 65 years or above in Norway and Croatia. There were 368 (women: 37.8%, response rate: 22%) and 359 (women: 34.5%, response rate: 27%) individuals who participated in Norway and Croatia, respectively. A range of relational (sexual satisfaction, relationship quality) and individual well-being (anxiety, depression, and life satisfaction) indicators was considered. Sexual self-silencing had significant impacts across outcomes, gender, and countries. Furthermore, contrary to what might be expected, we observed no differences in self-silencing between the two countries; and in both countries, men were more self-silenced than women. Findings suggest that sexual self-silencing can compromise relationship quality and psychological well-being in later life. Health and clinical practice toward older individuals and couples should thus probe about and aim to improve the expression of sexual desires and needs.
dc.languageEN
dc.titleSilencing the sexual self and relational and individual well-being in later life: a gendered analysis of North versus South of Europe
dc.typeJournal article
dc.creator.authorTræen, Bente
dc.creator.authorHansen, Thomas
dc.creator.authorStulhofer, Aleksandar
dc.date.embargoenddate2022-02-11
cristin.unitcode185,17,5,0
cristin.unitnamePsykologisk institutt
cristin.ispublishedfalse
cristin.fulltextpostprint
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dc.identifier.cristin1831531
dc.identifier.bibliographiccitationinfo:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.jtitle=Sexual and Relationship Therapy&rft.volume=&rft.spage=&rft.date=2020
dc.identifier.jtitleSexual and Relationship Therapy
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.1883579
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-85936
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn1468-1994
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/83186/1/QoL%2BSSS%2Bfirst%2Bsubmission%2Banonymous.pdf
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dc.relation.projectNFR/250637


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