Doctoral Dissertations

Authors and Abstracts


Kristen Conklin Flank, PhD

An investigation into masturbation and conversations about masturbation in heterosexual married individuals

George Willard Turner, Jr., PhD

The social-sexual voice of adults with mild intellectual disabilities: A qualitative case study

Courtney Elizabeth Weaver, PhD

A study of power motivation as a correlate to unprotected receptive intercourse in men and women who have sex with men

Kelly J. Wise, PhD

Gender differences in the parent/child relationship

Thomas N. Wood, PhD

The relationship between extrinsic/intrinsic goal-orientation and the experience of mal sexual dysfunction


Debra E. Bazarsky, PhD

The love that dares speak its name: Identity and behavior of women and gender diverse people who are sexually intimate with women

Damon M. Constantinides, PhD

Intersections of gender and intimacy in the lives of transgender people with non-binary gender identities

Meredith L. Kramer-Leach, PhD

Sexuality education in a public school: Examining how the curriculum compares to students' self-expressed information needs

Travis Sky Ingersoll, PhD

Examining the relationship between fear of intimacy and sexual anxiety among Chinese college students

Lindsey R. Krenzel, PhD

What do sexuality counselors do? A content analysis of job descriptions to determine the roles, responsibilities and qualifications of sexuality counselors

Dianna Palimere, PhD

Psychosexual group therapy for adult female survivors of sexual abuse: A case study

Timaree Leigh Schmit, PhD

How body morphology changes affect preference for attractiveness and thinness in a partner among women attracted to women


Constance M. Bowes, PhD

Integrating sexuality and spirituality: A case study of Shalom mountain retreat and study center leadership

Latoya Brooks, PhD

Men with sexual compulsivity: Relationship between adult romantic attachment styles and sexual behavior type

Dianne R. Browne, PhD

Unmarried Black Fathers: Sexual attitudes and beliefs influencing decisions not to marry

Melanie Davis, PhD

Sexuality education as perceived by physicians and therapists: An assessment of attitudes about and interest in referring patients to sexuality educators

Jennifer L. Foust, PhD

Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (VVS): The challenges of connecting to positive sexual health

Doreen Hardy, PhD

When we dare not speak its name: Anal taboo, anal health, and affect theory

Tameca N. Harris-Jackson, PhD

Keeping the faith: Exploring the relationship between religiosity, sexual self-efficacy, and high risk sexual behaviors among Black American women


Gretchen Anderton, PhD

Excitement, adventure, indifference: Romance readers' perceptions of how romance reading impacts their sex lives

Tiffanie Davis-Henry, PhD

Perceptions of sexual desire in postpartum women: A comparative study among stay-at-home and working mothers

Kimberly Chestnut Dunlap, PhD

Correlates of wellness and sexual health

Linda Hawkins, PhD

Gender identity development among transgender youth: A qualitative analysis of contributing factors

Debra Sutton, PhD

Exploring the phenomenon of the sexual-spiritual split as mediated through experiences of women reared in Christian faith traditions: A qualitative study

Yolanda Turner, PhD

An exploratory study of individuals involved in computer-mediated intimate relationships


Beverly Frantz, PhD

Sexual attitudes of staff working with sex offenders and non-sex offenders with intellectual disabilities in residential programs

Nick Myers, PhD

Black college students attitudes towards romance and mate selection

Elizabeth Schroeder, EdD

Addressing sexual orientation in New Jersey schools: An exploratory study

Justin Sitron, PhD

Sexological worldview in sexologists: Validation of a construct and a model to explain its development

Mary Ann Sewell, PhD

Ameliorating fat stigma: Resilience as a correlate to self-esteem, body image, and sexual quality of life for internet-savvy Big Beautiful Women


Raven James, PhD

Sexual self-esteem and women in substance abuse treatment

Karen Scott, PhD

Identifying stressors and coping patterns during the donor insemination process with lesbian couples: Implications for health care providers


Keith Cetera, PhD

Heterosexual male and female attitudes towards their partner's masturbatory behavior and its relationship to sexual satisfaction

Andrea Taylor Frostino, PhD

Guilt and jealousy associated with sexual fantasies among heterosexual married individuals

David M. Hall, PhD

The politics of same-sex marriage in the 2004 presidential election

Susan Milstein, PhD

The effects of a human sexuality course on students' confidence to engage in healthy sexual practices

Joseph Nines, PhD

Sexuality attitudes and the priesthood

Mary Rita Smith, PhD

Providing relationship building blocks for adults with intellectual disability


Carey L. Bayer, EdD

Nurses' perceptions regarding addressing sexuality with patients in a pediatric intensive care unit

Consuelo Bonillas, PhD

Reproductive tract infection (RIT) maternal diagnosis

Sandra Greenberg, PhD

Low sexual desire in heterosexual committed couples: An education intervention

Marcia Matthews, PhD

Lesbians who engage in public bondage, discipline, dominance, submission and sadomasochism (BDSM)