Interpersonal needs and satisfaction with life among rural lesbians: A Spanish sample study

Noelia Fernández-Rouco, Ramona Faith Oswald, Pablo Cantero, Rodrigo J. Carcedo

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to investigate interpersonal needs and life satisfaction among lesbians in rural Spain. Forty in-person interviews were conducted to collect both survey and interview data. The quantitative results show that life satisfaction is inversely associated with romantic-emotional loneliness and positively associated with sexual satisfaction. Qualitative data are used to then elucidate these associations. The findings highlight the importance of romantic relationships in the lives of rural lesbians who live in communities that lack organized support for sexual minorities. Increased visibility might help them to better fulfil some of their interpersonal needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-358
Number of pages16
JournalSexualities
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Lesbians
  • Spain
  • romantic relationships
  • rural
  • satisfaction with life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Anthropology

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Interpersonal needs and satisfaction with life among rural lesbians : A Spanish sample study. / Fernández-Rouco, Noelia; Oswald, Ramona Faith; Cantero, Pablo; Carcedo, Rodrigo J.

In: Sexualities, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.03.2019, p. 343-358.

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Fernández-Rouco, Noelia ; Oswald, Ramona Faith ; Cantero, Pablo ; Carcedo, Rodrigo J. / Interpersonal needs and satisfaction with life among rural lesbians : A Spanish sample study. In: Sexualities. 2019 ; Vol. 22, No. 3. pp. 343-358.
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