The role of negative mood states and consequences of hypersexual behaviours in predicting hypersexuality among university students

Dhuffar, MK, Pontes, HM ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623 and Griffiths, MD ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. 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 2063-5303

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Abstract

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: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Creators: Dhuffar, M.K., Pontes, H.M. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Akadémiai Kiadó
Place of Publication: Budapest
Date: 2015
Volume: 4
Number: 3
ISSN: 2063-5303
Identifiers:
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10.1556/2006.4.2015.030DOI
Rights: © 2015 Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:33
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:55
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25776

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