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1. Levy, Denise Louise. Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2008, University of Georgia

The role that religious faith plays in individuals’ lives can be very important, often providing emotional and social support. However, religious beliefs can come into conflict with other aspects of people’s identities, such as sexual orientation. Research to date has focused on the eventual outcomes of the conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs, rather than examining the process by which individuals resolve this conflict. The purpose of this study was to understand the process by which gay, lesbian, and queer identified individuals with a Christian upbringing resolve the conflict between their sexual identity and religious beliefs. There were four research questions directing this study: (a) how do participants define the conflict between their sexual identity and religious beliefs? (b) what personal and contextual factors shaped their efforts to resolve this conflict? (c) what is the process by which individuals resolve this conflict? and (d) how do participants describe their resolution of this conflict? This qualitative study utilized a grounded theory approach and included in-depth interviews with 15 participants who were selected using maximum variation and theoretical sampling. The sample included gay, lesbian, and queer identified individuals with a Christian upbringing, and was diverse in terms of age, gender, religious background, and current faith identification. Interview transcripts were coded using grounded theory methods of open, focused, and axial coding. Additionally, I utilized the constant comparison technique and memo writing throughout the analytic process. Analysis led to a substantive theory of the process by which gay, lesbian, and queer identified individuals with a Christian upbringing resolve the conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs. This process includes an awareness of the conflict, an initial response to the conflict, a catalyst of new knowledge propelling participants forward, steps of working through the conflict, and a resolution of the conflict. The entire process of conflict resolution was affected by two core categories: personal factors of reflective abilities, strength and resiliency, anger, creativity, and humor; and contextual factors including family, community resources, and church doctrine. Advisors/Committee Members: Patricia M. Reeves.

Subjects/Keywords: Gay

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APA (6th Edition):

Levy, D. L. (2008). Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia. Retrieved from http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/levy_denise_l_200808_phd

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Levy, Denise Louise. “Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs.” 2008. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Georgia. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/levy_denise_l_200808_phd.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Levy, Denise Louise. “Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs.” 2008. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Levy DL. Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2008. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/levy_denise_l_200808_phd.

Council of Science Editors:

Levy DL. Gay, lesbian, and queer individuals with a Christian upbringing: exploring the process of resolving conflict between sexual identity and religious beliefs. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2008. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/levy_denise_l_200808_phd


University of Georgia

2. Tucker-Brown, Aisha Kamil. An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2007, University of Georgia

Sexual decision making among young African American women is complex. This study explored the factors that influence the decision making of 25 African American women between the ages of 18 and 25. They were purposefully selected and interviewed. Ten were interviewed individually, ten were participants in one of three focus groups, and five participated in both individual and focus group interviews. Interviews and focus groups served as the sole source of data for this study. This was a basic interpretive study and a qualitative research design was used to explore the factors that influence sexual decision making among these participants. Data were analyzed using the constant comparative method. An analysis of the data revealed categories and properties related to participants’ understanding of HIV, their perception of risk, and the major influences on their decisions regarding sex. The intersection of race, class, and gender also became apparent when looking at it in the context of power as well as sexual risk. Three general conclusions were drawn from the findings: (1) Despite their knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and both familial and religious influences, young Black women still make sexual decisions that put them at risk for contracting HIV; (2) Young Black women recognize that they are at great collective risk for contracting HIV, yet fail to acknowledge individual risk; and (3) Issues of power and some popular media significantly influence the sexual decisions of young Black women. Implications for practice and theory in the field of social work, study limitations, and recommendations for future research are provided. Advisors/Committee Members: Patricia M. Reeves.

Subjects/Keywords: African American or Black women

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Tucker-Brown, A. K. (2007). An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia. Retrieved from http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tucker-brown_aisha_k_200708_phd

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tucker-Brown, Aisha Kamil. “An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women.” 2007. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Georgia. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tucker-brown_aisha_k_200708_phd.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tucker-Brown, Aisha Kamil. “An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women.” 2007. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Tucker-Brown AK. An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2007. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tucker-brown_aisha_k_200708_phd.

Council of Science Editors:

Tucker-Brown AK. An exploration of factors that influence sexual decision making among young black women. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2007. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tucker-brown_aisha_k_200708_phd


University of Georgia

3. Breedlove, Ottive Loretta. Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet.

Degree: PhD, Social Work, 2006, University of Georgia

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 reformed the American social welfare system and established the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. PRWORA put into effect a federal maximum lifetime eligibility cap of five years on receipt of benefits. The purpose of this qualitative inquiry was to understand the perspectives of single mothers residing in Georgia who exhausted their lifetime eligibility for TANF. Specifically: (1) What common characteristics identify single mothers who exhaust their lifetime eligibility for TANF? (2) How, if at all, does the level of hardship and resulting quality of life differ since leaving TANF? and, (3) What coping strategies do single mothers use to make ends meet in the absence of TANF? A maximum variation sample consisting of 15 single mothers permanently removed from welfare was purposefully selected to participate in one-on-one, face-to-face semi-structured interviews. Findings revealed that single mothers who exhausted TANF eligibility mutually share a defiance of social stereotypes, chronic health problems, sporadic employment, and material hardships. The vast majority of study participants were not economically self-sufficient prior to TANF, and had not become economically self-sufficient since losing TANF. However, they reported a difference in their level of hardship after leaving welfare. Most reported less financial stability, therefore, greater difficulty paying bills because they no longer have constant, reliable income. Perceptions concerning quality of life since losing TANF were about equally mixed. Some participants perceived a renewed sense of hopefulness; others experienced a decline, or did not perceive any change whatsoever. Collectively, they experienced diverse states of emotional well-being. Primarily, participants made ends meet by relying on a combination of internal resources such as money management skills, and external sources consisting of social networks of family members and friends, along with assistance from public and private organizations. Overall, participants in this study remained destitute and vulnerable. Social work professionals and legislators will be challenged to successfully confront the service requirements and policy decisions necessitated by the reality that transitioning from welfare to economic self-sufficiency may not be possible for all low-income mothers who exhaust TANF eligibility. Advisors/Committee Members: Patricia M. Reeves.

Subjects/Keywords: Coping

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APA (6th Edition):

Breedlove, O. L. (2006). Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Georgia. Retrieved from http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/breedlove_ottive_l_200608_phd

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Breedlove, Ottive Loretta. “Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet.” 2006. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Georgia. Accessed February 22, 2019. http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/breedlove_ottive_l_200608_phd.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Breedlove, Ottive Loretta. “Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet.” 2006. Web. 22 Feb 2019.

Vancouver:

Breedlove OL. Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2006. [cited 2019 Feb 22]. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/breedlove_ottive_l_200608_phd.

Council of Science Editors:

Breedlove OL. Coping in the shadows of welfare reform: how poor women make ends meet. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Georgia; 2006. Available from: http://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/breedlove_ottive_l_200608_phd

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