Dhuffar, MK and Pontes, HM and Griffiths, MD, The role of negative mood states and consequences of hypersexual behaviours in predicting hypersexuality among university students, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4, (3) pp. 181-188. ISSN 2062-5871 (2015) [Refereed Article]
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Background and Aims: The issue of whether hypersexual behaviours exist among university students is controversial because many of these individuals engage in sexual exploration during their time at university. To date, little is known about the correlates of hypersexual behaviours among university students in the UK. Therefore, the aims of this exploratory study were two-fold. Firstly, to explore and establish the correlates of hypersexual behaviours, and secondly, to investigate whether hypersexuality among university students can be predicted by variables relating to negative mood states (i.e., emotional dysregulation, loneliness, shame, and life satisfaction) and consequences of hypersexual behaviour.
Methods: Survey data from 165 British university students was analysed using regression analyses.
Results: The full regression model significantly predicted hypersexual behaviours. However, only a small number of predictor variables (i.e., gender, consequences of hypersexual behaviours, life satisfaction and emotional dysregulation) accounted for the significant unique influence on hypersexual behaviours among the sample.
Conclusions: The study empirically supported the concept of hypersexual disorder. The implications of these findings are also discussed.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||hypersexuality, university students, hypersexual disorder, behavioural addictions|
|Research Division:||Medical and Health Sciences|
|Research Group:||Public Health and Health Services|
|Research Field:||Mental Health|
|Objective Group:||Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)|
|Objective Field:||Mental Health|
|UTAS Author:||Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||7|
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