Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
University of Kentucky
Social Work, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
heterosexual; baby boomers; intimacy; sexual expression; long-term care; life course
The purpose of this study was to understand the phenomenon of how heterosexual Baby Boomers define and understand intimacy, sexual expression, along expectations and desires relating to their respective expressions across the lifespan through their individual experiences and reflections. A set of guiding questions were used in a hermeneutic phenomenological qualitative research design. Data was gathered from thirteen subjects (n=13) using the Rappaport Time Line (RTL) that was used to develop individualized semi-structured interviews and follow-up interviews that were professionally transcribed. These were coded to identify emergent themes. Results of the study provided insight into the phenomenon of how heterosexual Baby Boomers define and understand intimacy, sexual expression, expectations and desires relating to their respective expressions across the lifespan.
Oak, Charles Shawn, "A phenomenological study of anticipated intimacy and sexual expression needs of aging male and female baby boomers." (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2323.
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