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Terapia psicológica

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MARTINEZ MONTECINOS, Raúl E  y  CEVALLOS ANASCO, Raúl. Relationship of Adolescent Sexual Experiences with Dyadic Trust and Fear of Intimacy in University Students. Ter Psicol [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp. 229-239. ISSN 0718-4808.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48082008000200009.

The objective of the present study was to find a link between early sexual experiences and two important aspects of relationships: fear of intimacy and dyadic trust. An Early Sexual Experience Questionnarie and two Likert Scales, specifically the Dyadic Trust Scale and the Fear of Intimacy Scale, were applied to a sample of 451 college students (121 male, 330 female). As a result it was found that early sexual experiences don't have a clear correlation with dyadic trust or fear of intimacy. However, the valué given to the perceived efects of this early sexual experiences, in addition with being asociated with the voluntary and involuntary quality of these experiences, did show an inverse relation with fear of intimacy on women. It found an inverse correlation between dyadic trust and fear of intimacy on men and women. This results are analized, taking into account gender and partner condition differences and contrasting them with pertinent fmdings of previus studys.

Palabras llave : Early sexual experiences; dyadic trust; fear of emotional intimacy.

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