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Bidimensional Self-Esteem and Sexual Functioning Among Malaysian Young Adults

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posted on 2023-09-22, 07:56 authored by LI VOON KONG
Sexual health is an important component that is essential to one’s overall well-being and quality of life. This thesis examined the sexual functioning of young adults in relation to global self-esteem. While global self-esteem has been typically studied as a unidimensional construct, this thesis utilised a bidimensional framework of global self-esteem that comprises of the degree to which people accept themselves as social beings, and how capable they perceive themselves to be in achieving intended outcomes. A nuanced framework of global self-esteem and sexual function was found to operate through sexual motivations and sexual assertiveness.


Principal supervisor

Ting Sing Kiat

Additional supervisor 1

Shamsul Haque

Additional supervisor 2

Goh Pei Hwa

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

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Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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