Kajian Paper Malam Minggu

Saya menemukan paper ini ketika sedang mengecek tingkat perzinahan di berbagai negara. Isinya cukup menarik, mengaitkan antara fenomena hubungan seks sebelum nikah dengan kebahagiaan yang dialami setelah pernikahan.

Ini ringkasannya menurut sebuah artikel populer:

"It may be common for couples to have sex before marriage, but a new study shows that couples who wait until marriage are happier with the quality of sex than couples who have intercourse before their vows.
What’s more, couples who delay sex until their wedding night have more stable and happier marriages than couples who have premarital sex, according to the study, which appears in the Journal of Family Psychology.
The study involved 2,035 married participants in an online assessment of marriage called “RELATE.” According to the study, people who waited until marriage:
- rated sexual quality 15% higher than people who had premarital sex
- rated relationship stability as 22% higher
- rated satisfaction with their relationships 20% higher"

Artikel populernya: http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/news/20101227/theres-benefits-in-...
Paper ilmiahnya: "Compatibility or Restraint? The Effects of Sexual Timing on Marriage Relationships" http://loveandfidelity.org/pdfs/Sexual%20Restraint%20Study%20(In%20Press%20JFP)%20Busby%20Carroll%20%20Willoughby%20(2).pdf

Pembuat papernya adalah profesor di universitasnya orang Mormon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigham_Young_University), nama fakultasnya juga nggak umum di telinga anak ITB: "School of Family Life"

Coret-coret tentang tingkat perzinahan di berbagai negara ada di http://wa2010.ee.itb.ac.id/content/tingkat-perzinahan-di-berbagai-negara

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