Title

Marital Satisfaction and Sexting Behavior Among Individuals in Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Department

Child and Family Studies

Abstract

We sought to understand that individuals who sext in their marital relationships by looking at sexting behaviors in relation to both relationship status and marital satisfaction. Three hundred twenty-seven individuals completed the sexting behavior scales and the Kansas marital satisfaction scale. Results indicate that about 91% of the population report sending or receiving sext text messages. Although they still partake, this study also found that married individuals have a more negative view of sexting compared to other relationship statuses, except for younger females who despite their negative views of sexting, reported high marital satisfaction. Finally, sexting within the marital relationship does not seem to increase marital satisfaction.

Publication Title

The Family Journal

Volume

27

Issue

1

First Page

17

Last Page

21

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