Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Clinical Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Russell Eisenman

Second Advisor

Dr. Darrin Rogers

Third Advisor

Dr. Edna Alfaro


The present study investigated the relationship between mental health factors— depression, dysfunctional eating habits, and sexual abuse trauma—and sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction was measured with The Sexual History Form (Nowinski & LoPiccolo, 1979 as cited in Davis, Yarber, Bauserman, Schreer, & Davis, 1998), a self report questionnaire. Depression was measured with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale) (Radloff, 1977). Dysfunctional eating habits were measured by the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q 6.0) (Fairburn & Beglin, 2008). Sexual abuse trauma was measured by a subtest—the Sexual Experiences Short Form Version Victimization—of the Sexual Experiences Survey (Koss et al., 2006). A regression analysis was utilized to determine which mental health factor(s) are significant in predicting sexual dysfunction. Depression and sexual abuse were significant factors for predicting sexual dysfunction in males.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American

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Psychology Commons