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dc.contributor.supervisor Piquette-Tomei, Noëlla A.
dc.contributor.author Petzanova, Iordanka
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-19T17:27:09Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-19T17:27:09Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/2484
dc.description x, 179 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The intent of this research thesis is the examination of post-secondary women’s positive experiences with pornography. Very little research has been conducted with women who enjoy pornography and yet recent statistics in Canada and the United States show that there is an increasing amount of female users of pornography (Cantor, Mares, & Hyde, 2003). This study presents an emerging grounded theory of the process through which a small group of post-secondary women come to label their experiences with pornography as positive. The study traces the experiences of four post-secondary women in Western Canada from their initial exposure to pornography to their current use of the material. Results showed the importance of personal control in the development of female sexual identity and the enjoyment of pornography. This study is embedded in a social constructionist theoretical framework and offers recommendations for further research in the area. iii en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, c2010 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education) en_US
dc.subject Pornography en_US
dc.subject Women college students -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Women -- Sexual behavior en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Post-secondary women's positive experiences with pornography : a grounded theory explanation of initial exposure and subsequent use of sexually explicit materials en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Education en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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