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Understanding women's experience of sexual desire to inform scale development

Goldhammer, Denisa Laura 2009, Understanding women's experience of sexual desire to inform scale development, D.Psych.(Clinical) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Understanding women's experience of sexual desire to inform scale development
Alternative title Men's behaviour change groups
Author Goldhammer, Denisa Laura
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name D.Psych.(Clinical)
Date submitted 2009
Keyword(s) Desire
Women - Sexual behavior
Sex (Psychology)
Intimate partner violence - Psychological aspects
Abusive men - Rehabilitation
Summary Interviews with women regarding their experiences of sexual desire informed the development of the Female Sexual Desire Questionnaire. A validation sample of 741 women completed this questionnaire, with six interrelated factors found. These components of sexual desire were labelled: Dyadic Desire, Solitary Desire, Resistance, Positive Relationship, Sexual Self-image, and Concern. The portfolio concludes that a standard evaluation process is needed to assess the effectiveness of men's behaviour change groups (MBCGs), and that such programs should comprise only one component of a comprehensive multifaceted intervention strategy against intimate partner violence (IPV). Four case studies are presented.
Notes Degree conferred 2010.
Language eng
Description of original 2 v. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 155.31
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30030512

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