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Sexual Activity and Relationship Quality in Middle and Older Age: Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)

Overview of attention for article published in Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, April 2017
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Title
Sexual Activity and Relationship Quality in Middle and Older Age: Findings From The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)
Published in
Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, April 2017
DOI 10.1093/geronb/gbx038
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Authors

Joanna Orr, Richard Layte, Neil O’Leary

Abstract

This study assessed the association between sexual activity, mismatches in the importance attributed to sex within couples, and relationship quality in older Irish adults. We used data from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) to derive a scale of subjective relationship strain in married or cohabiting individuals. Negative binomial regression was used to assess the association between relationship strain and sexual activity. Separate models assessed the associations with importance of sex and within-couple mismatch in the importance attributed to sex and whether these associations were independent from sexual activity. Age interactions were tested. Sexual activity and within-couple mismatch in the importance attributed to sex were associated with relationship strain. The frequency of sexual activity was consistently associated with less relationship strain for men, but less so for women when the importance attributed to sex was accounted for. Results were largely consistent across age groups for men, but sexual activity and importance of sex varied with age in women. Frequent sexual activity was associated with less strain within-intimate relationships. For women, this association was weakened when accounting for the importance attributed to sex. Within-couple mismatch in the importance attributed to sex was associated with relationship strain, independent from frequency of sexual activity, for both men and women at all ages.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 3 21%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 14%
Other 2 14%
Researcher 2 14%
Student > Master 2 14%
Other 2 14%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 6 43%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 21%
Social Sciences 2 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 7%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 January 2019.
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#3,491,725
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Outputs from Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences
#564
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#76,845
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Outputs of similar age from Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences
#4
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