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How Do Individuals View Their Own Experiences with Risky Sexual Behaviour?: A Narrative Inquiry

  • Author / Creator
    Moore, Elizabeth L
  • The goal of this study was to obtain an in-depth understanding of how individuals’ perceive their experiences with risky sexual behaviour. Narrative inquiry and an analysis of narratives were used to explore four participants’ experiences. Three broad common themes emerged from a thorough analysis of the participants’ interviews: a) conceptualization of risky sexual behaviour, b) factors affecting risky sexual behaviour, and c) perceptions of self. The findings from the current study are carefully explicated and subsequently integrated with previous research. Finally, the implications of these findings, as well as opportunities for future research, are discussed.

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  • Graduation date
    2012-06
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Education
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3R648
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Department of Educational Psychology
  • Specialization
    • Counselling Psychology
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Everall, Robin (Educational Psychology)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Poth, Cheryl (Educational Psychology)
    • Leroy, Carol (Elementary Education)