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Table 2 Regression analysis predicting relationship satisfaction with most recent or current partner by disclosure of sex secrets, number of sex secrets, sex, race, and moderating variables (coefficients shown)

From: “Thanks for Telling Me”: The Impact of Disclosing Sex Secrets on Romantic Relationships

Independent variables Number of sex secrets
Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Number of sex secrets − 0.403***
(0.116)
− 0.342**
(0.115)
− 0.124
(0.101)
Control variables    
Female   − 0.143
(0.220)
− 0.007
(0.190)
Racea    
 Black   − 0.873***
(0.253)
− 0.664**
(0.218)
 Hispanic   0.121
(0.285)
0.140
(0.243)
 Other   0.202
(0.271)
0.196
(0.330)
Mediating variable    
Relationship statusb    
 Single    − 1.443***
(0.174)
 Cohabiting    0.021
(0.366)
 Engaged    0.401
(0.909)
 Married    0.022
(0.652)
Constant 4.293*** 4.479*** 4.606***
Prob > F 0.0006 0.0002 0.0000
R2 0.0712 0.1469 0.4074
  1. N = 195
  2. For all models, the coefficients and standard errors (in parentheses) are shown
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001
  4. aCompared to white respondents
  5. bCompared to romantically involved/dating monogamously respondents