School of Behavioral Sciences
Doctor of Education in Community Care and Counseling (EdD)
Recovery, Accountability, Spirituality, Hope, Internet Pornography
Counseling | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Williams, Jenifer Ann, "Recovery: The Impact of Accountability, Spirituality, and Hope (ASH) on Internet Pornography Addiction" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2200.
The purpose of this phenomenological study was be to examine, identify, and describe the perceived impact of accountability, spirituality, and hope (ASH) on men who have recovered from Internet pornography (IP) addiction. This study was conducted to understand the lived experiences of individuals who completed a recovery program for IP addiction, and it included eight men in Central Louisiana area as participants. The central theory guiding this study was the 12-step Model of Sex Addicts Anonymous (SAA). The four research questions for this study were: In what ways has engagement in accountability impacted the process of recovery from Internet pornography? How has experience in engagement in spirituality impacted the process of recovery from Internet pornography? In what ways has experiencing the installation of hope impacted the process of recovery from Internet pornography? In what ways has being involved in a structured program (Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA) assisted in recovery from Internet pornography? A purposeful, convenient sampling of eight men was used for the study. Data was collected by semi-structured interviews. Data analysis procedures were conducted based on procedures demonstrated by Moustakas (1994). The results of this study indicated that the participants in this study perceived that ASH and the 12-step model of SAA are essential in recovery from IP.