Heather Wilder (Committee Member), Julie Williams (Committee Chair), Betty Yung (Committee Member)
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
The study was designed as a pilot of an online survey intended to assess the amount and type of sexual behaviors in which members of the obese community engage. Further, the study examined how this population may differ from individuals of typical weight with regard to sexual behaviors and practices, including risky sexual practices and self-esteem. As a pilot study, feedback from members of the population of interest was elicited in a fashion consistent with the principles of Participatory Action Research. The feedback provided by the participants was used to make improvements to the survey for the purpose of future replications (i.e., relationship status, religious views on sexual behaviors). The results of the study indicated that there is a positive correlation between being classified as obese and concerns regarding one's sexual performance due to weight.
Department or Program
School of Professional Psychology
Year Degree Awarded
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