Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Intimacy, Marital Satisfaction, Pornography, Romantic Attachment
Applied Behavior Analysis | Counseling | Counselor Education | Other Psychiatry and Psychology
Twine, Saudia, "Attachment and Pornography Use: The Influence of Romantic Attachment Styles, Intimacy, and Pornography Use on Marital Satisfaction" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1093.
The current study sought to answer the following research questions: First, what is the relationship between attachment, intimacy, pornography use, and marital satisfaction? Second, in what ways does intimacy influence marital satisfaction among pornography users with insecure attachment? Finally, is pornography used to regulate attachment emotions among pornography users with insecure attachment? The study revealed that Pornography Use caused an interaction in the relationship between Intimacy and Marital Satisfaction for those higher in Attachment Avoidance. Pornography Use accounted for 3% unique variance on Marital Satisfaction after controlling for Intimacy and Attachment Avoidance. Results also revealed Intimacy had a direct effect on Marital Satisfaction. However, Intimacy accounted for nearly 65% of the variance on Marital Satisfaction. Limitations and recommendations for future research are discussed.