n Gender and Behaviour - The assessment and management of sexual anxiety among selected university undergraduates




To ascertain the characteristics of sexual anxiety, the Sexual Anxiety Inventory (SAI), Self-rating Depression Scale (SDS), and the State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Y1) were administered to 180 participants, aged 16-31 years.

To also determine the impact of psychotherapy on sexual anxiety, using Rational Emotive Behavior therapy
The participants were constituted into three groups based on their SAI score. Fifteen participants were selected for group therapy while fifteen were a control group.
A t-independent test comparison produced significant differences between the treated and the untreated groups gain scores in the three measures, thereby indicating the efficacy of Rational Emotive Therapy.


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