Interpersonal Sensitivity as a Mediator Between Cumulative Childhood Traumatic Events and Adult Sexual Disturbance

Krammer, Sandy; Grosse Holtforth, Martin; Burri, Andrea; Soyka, Michael; Gamma, Alex; Liebrenz, Michael (2018). Interpersonal Sensitivity as a Mediator Between Cumulative Childhood Traumatic Events and Adult Sexual Disturbance. Journal of sex & marital therapy, 44(2), pp. 213-220. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/0092623X.2017.1354343

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Previous research has shown that cumulative childhood traumatic events are stronger predictors of sexual disturbances than childhood sexual abuse. Additional factors are likely to influence this relationship. Whereas socio-interpersonal factors such as interpersonal sensitivity have repeatedly been shown to be salutogenic in the aftermath of traumatic events, the specific underlying mechanisms are little understood. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between cumulative childhood traumatic events and adult sexual disturbances (i.e., the avoidance of sexual contacts, disruptive sexual behavior, poor sexual boundaries, decreased regulation of sexual impulses) and to investigate the role of interpersonal sensitivity as a potential mediator. The sample comprised 100 adult psychiatric in-patients. As expected, cumulative childhood traumatic events were found to be strong predictors of sexual disturbances, with interpersonal sensitivity partially mediating this relationship. Interpersonal Sensitivity as a Mediator Between Cumulative Childhood Traumatic Events and Adult Sexual Disturbance. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317951836_Interpersonal_Sensitivity_as_a_Mediator_Between_Cumulative_Childhood_Traumatic_Events_and_Adult_Sexual_Disturbance [accessed Sep 4, 2017].

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services

UniBE Contributor:

Krammer, Sandy; Grosse Holtforth, Martin and Liebrenz, Michael

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0092-623X

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

17 Oct 2017 16:17

Last Modified:

20 Feb 2018 10:51

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/0092623X.2017.1354343

PubMed ID:

28799846

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/105242

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