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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A psychometric analysis of the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory
by Storholm, Erik David, M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 90; 1481636
Abstract (Summary)

Although there are several measures available to healthcare professionals that purport to measure compulsive sexual behavior (CSB), previous analyses have found that these measures have many shortcomings. These deficiencies include a focus on the presence of aberrant sexual behavior, or a strict quantification of sexual acts or partners. Current research demonstrates that CSB interventions have more validity when the focus is placed on the detriments of CSB and the ways in which CSB disrupts daily functioning. The Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) is the first measure that purports to assess CSB according to such detriments and disruptions. Analysis is necessary in order to assess the psychometric properties of the CSBI among a diverse (e.g., ethnic/gender/sexual orientation) sample of participants. Because of the association between CSB and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and drug abuse, it is paramount that a psychometrically sound measure of CSB is made available to all healthcare professionals working in disease prevention and other areas.

Keywords: Compulsive sexual behavior, Sexual risk, HIV, STI, Drug abuse.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fisher, Dennis
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Clinical psychology, Quantitative psychology
Publication Number: 1481636
ISBN: 978-1-109-65705-0
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