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PS26A-08-406

The mediation effect of loneliness between negative affectivity and sexual problem in university students.

[Speaker] Jin, Eunju:1
[Co-author] Hwang, Suk-hyun:1
1:Chonnam National University (Korea(Republic of Korea))

Previous literature suggests strong association between negative affectivity and sex addiction. This study investigated the mediating effect of loneliness between negative affectivity and sexual addiction.
254 university students (male = 35.43%) completed the Revised UCLA Loneliness Scale(RULS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory-X-2(STAI-X-2), Beck Depression Inventory(BDI), Sexual Addiction Screening Test(SAST), and Sex, Dominance, and Submission subscale of the Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System(PROMIS). We conducted correlational analysis followed by hierarchical regression analysis.
As result, RULS was positively correlated with STAI(r = .28**), BDI(r = .53**), submission(r = .23**) subscale of PROMIS, and SAST(r = .17**). STAI was positively correlated with BDI(r = .43**), submission(r = .22**) subscale of PROMIS, and SAST(r = .19**). Through regression analysis, loneliness was found to fully mediate between depression and sexual addiction, and partially between anxiety and sexual addiction.
Our results suggest that cognitive behavioral approach to managing loneliness may be helpful in treating sexual addiction.
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