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Developing and Testing a Theory of Intentions to Exit Street-level Prostitution: A Mixed Methods Study

Abstract Exiting prostitution is a process whereby women gradually leave prostitution after a number of environmental, relational, and cognitive changes have taken place. Most women attempting to leave street prostitution reenter five or more times before successfully exiting, if they are able to at all. Prostitution-exiting programs are designed to alleviate barriers to exiting, but several studies indicate only about 20-25% of participants enrolled in such programs are successful. There is little quantitative knowledge on the prostitution exiting process and current literature lacks a testable theory of exiting. This mixed-methods study defined and operationalized key cognitive processes by applying the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction (... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Cimino, Andrea Nichole (Author) / Gerdes, Karen E (Advisor) / Sun, Fei (Committee member) / Gillmore, Mary R (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / Social work / Women's studies / CFA / exiting / integrative model of behavioral prediction / SEM / sex work / template analysis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 193 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Social Work 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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