Midwestern United States

Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex Research

This investigation focused on how sexual satisfaction is associated with relationship quality and stability in premarital couples. With data collected at multiple times over several years from a sample of heterosexual couples (who were all dating at Time 1), we examined how sexual satisfaction was associated with relationship satisfaction, love, commitment, and stability. At each wave of the study, sexual satisfaction was associated positively with relationship satisfaction, love, and commitment for both men and women.

Author(s): 
Sprecher, Susan
Publication Title: 
Journal of Sex Research

This study examined the relationship of type of sexually instigating situation (partner behavior conveying emotional investment or not), relationship stage, and gender to self-reported likelihood of engaging in sexual behavior. Participants (200 female and 122 male college students) read scenarios describing partner behavior in eight hypothetical sexual situations. Five of the sexual situations were proposed to explicitly communicate a sense of emotional investment in the relationship, and three other scenarios were conceived as not explicitly conveying emotional investment.

Author(s): 
Hill, Craig A.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Science Quarterly

The purposes of this research, using the Parse method, were to discover the structure of sacrificing something important and to expand the theory of human becoming. The core concepts of relinquishing the cherished, shifting preferred options, and fortifying affiliations were discovered during the process of extraction-synthesis using synopses of dialogues from 10 church parishioners.

Author(s): 
Florczak, Kristine L.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to document the prevalence and describe the characteristics of alcohol-related sexual assault among middle and high school students. METHOD: A Web-based, self-administered survey was used to collect data on 7th- through 12th-grade students (n = 1,037) in a large metropolitan area in the Midwest. A modified version of the Sexual Experiences Survey was used to ask students about their sexual victimization experiences so as to examine the involvement of alcohol within specific assault events.

Author(s): 
Young, Amy
Grey, Melissa
Abbey, Antonia
Boyd, Carol J.
McCabe, Sean Esteban
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To advance understanding of the social well-being domain, a dimension of quality of life, from the perspective of dying individuals. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative, hermeneutic, and phenomenologic. SETTING: Private residences in a community setting. PARTICIPANTS: 8 terminally ill adult patients with cancer, aged 35-75, enrolled in hospice care. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: In-depth, semistructured, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews were analyzed using the Giorgi method. MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES: Social well-being and quality of life at the end of life.

Author(s): 
Prince-Paul, Maryjo
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Genetic Psychology

Although researchers have investigated how adolescents' friendships affect their romantic relationships, the influence of romantic relationships on friendships is unexamined. As a first step, 9th- (n = 198) and 11th grade students (n = 152) reported on their conceptions of friendship when one friend had a romantic relationship and when neither friend had a romantic relationship. As predicted, adolescents believed friendships in which a friend was dating would be characterized by less positive features and more negative features than friendships in which neither friend was dating.

Author(s): 
Thomas, Jennifer J.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Guided by the integrative model of parenting, the present study investigated the relationship between parental monitoring and racial/ethnic minority adolescents' school engagement and academic motivation as a function of parental warmth, and explored whether these associations varied for boys and girls. Participants (60 % female) were 208 sixth through eighth grade students (63 % African American, 19 % Latino, 18 % Multiracial) from an urban middle school in the Midwestern United States.

Author(s): 
Lowe, Katie
Dotterer, Aryn M.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of participant sex, sexual orientation, infidelity expectations, and love on emotional responses to emotional and sexual infidelity. Participants (72 lesbian women, 114 heterosexual women, 53 gay men, and 57 heterosexual men) completed a demographic form, continuous emotion ratings in response to hypothetical infidelity scenarios, the Infidelity Expectations Questionnaire (IEQ), and the Triangular Love Scale.

Author(s): 
Leeker, Olivia
Carlozzi, Al
Publication Title: 
Oncology Nursing Forum

PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To advance understanding of the social well-being domain, a dimension of quality of life, from the perspective of dying individuals. RESEARCH APPROACH: Qualitative, hermeneutic, and phenomenologic. SETTING: Private residences in a community setting. PARTICIPANTS: 8 terminally ill adult patients with cancer, aged 35-75, enrolled in hospice care. METHODOLOGIC APPROACH: In-depth, semistructured, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews were analyzed using the Giorgi method. MAIN RESEARCH VARIABLES: Social well-being and quality of life at the end of life.

Author(s): 
Prince-Paul, Maryjo
Publication Title: 
Journal of Religion and Health

The purpose of this study was to explore spirituality and its relationship to resilience for women in late life. Over thirty interviews with six women aged 80 and older provide a dataset allowing for the phenomenological investigation of spiritual resilience. Themes emerged illustrating the components of spiritual resilience. The components of spiritual resilience are having divine support, maintaining purpose, and expressing gratitude.

Author(s): 
Manning, Lydia K.

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