Abstract

The Affinity 2.0 has been recently upgraded to the Affinity 2.5. Both instruments purport to measure sexual interest using viewing time as a form of measurement using non-pornographic images of people of varying ages and genders. The Affinity 2.5 increased the number of slides by 42.9%. This increase may have impacted the expected Chi square weights established for the Affinity 2.0 for non-pedophilic, exclusively heterosexual males. The purpose of this study was to create new expected Chi square weights for the Affinity 2.5 for non-pedophilic, exclusively heterosexual males. Additionally, this study re-examined the temporal stability of the Affinity 2.0 using a Chi-square procedure instead of traditional correlational procedures. The Affinity 2.5 was administered to 50 self-reported non-pedophilic, exclusively heterosexual males. The results of this study indicated that the expected Chi-square weights created for the Affinity 2.5 were extremely similar to the weights created for the Affinity 2.0. The re-examination of the temporal stability of the Affinity 2.0 using Chi-square procedures demonstrated that 76.6% of subjects were consistent in their responses from time-1 to time-2.

Degree

PhD

College and Department

David O. McKay School of Education; Counseling Psychology and Special Education

Rights

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Date Submitted

2009-07-09

Document Type

Dissertation

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3021

Keywords

Affinity, sexual interest, assessment, Abel, Glasgow

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