This study explored reasons for relapse among a sample of 938 self-identified problematic pornography users. A combination of numeric content analysis and qualitative coding of responses to an open-ended question about pornography relapse revealed six main categories of reasons for relapse. The mental, emotional, and relational categories were then analyzed in detail, and this analysis revealed significant overlap of responses from the emotional and relational categories. Hence, a new category of relational-emotional reasons for relapse was created and analyzed. The findings from this study highlight the complex interactions of different types of factors driving relapse in self-perceived problematic pornography users and future research and clinical applications are discussed.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Rackham, Erin L., "Understanding Relapse in Self-Perceived Problematic Pornography Users" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 8655.
pornography, relapse, SPPPU, relapse prevention