DR. DIONNE PATRICIA STEPHENS
Select Research Publications in Chronological Order
The following are a select group of papers and presentation materials that reflect the development of concepts and the path to my current thinking about the ways in which cultural beliefs and expectations influence health disparities, identity development, and popular culture frameworks. Details of my research findings are provided in the select manuscripts linked below (* graduate student author, ** undergraduate student author).
Peer Reviewed Articles
Stephens, D. P., Eaton, A. & *Boyd, B. (2017). Hispanic College Men's Perceptions of Appropriate Strategies for Initiating Sexual Intercourse with Women. Sex Roles. DOI: 10.1007/s11199-016-0709-8
Stephens, D. P., Thomas, T. L. & Tamir. (2017). Factors motivating HPV vaccine uptake among vaccinated and non- vaccinated Hispanic young adult women. Hispanic Healthcare International.
Stephens, D. P., Thomas, T. L. & Eaton, A. (2017). Identifying Health beliefs influencing Hispanic college men’s willingness to vaccinate against HPV. American Journal of Sexuality Education.
Kennedy, S. M. & Stephens, D. P. (2017). Hispanic Parents’ Conflict Tactics Influence on College Women’s Verbal Aggression Victimization. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences , DOI: 10.1177/0739986317690836.
*Pierre- Victor, D., Page, T., Trepka, M., Stephens, D. P., Li, T., & Madhivanan, P. (2017). Impact of Louisiana's Vacine School- Entry Mandate on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination among 13- 17 year old Females. Health Education & Behavior.
Stephens, D. P. & Eaton, A. (2016). Social networks influencing urban Black girls’ interpretations of Chris Brown’s violence against Rihanna. Journal of Black Psychology.
Eaton, A. & Stephens, D. P. (2016). Using the theory of planned behavior to examine beliefs about verbal sexual coercion among urban Black adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Tamir, H., Stephens, D. P. & Levitt, M. (2016). Cross-sex versus same-sex experience and relationship satisfaction: Addressing diverse social networks among Orthodox Jews. Mental Health Religion & Culture, 19, 587-599
*Pierre- Victor, D., Page, T., Trepka, M., Stephens, D. P., Li, T., & Madhivanan, P. (2016). Impact o f Virginia's Vacine School- Entry Mandate on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination among 13- 17 year old Females. Journal of Women's Health. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.5869.
*Oramas, L., Stephens, D. P., & Whiddon, M. (2015). The influence of parental conflict resolution strategies on Hispanic college women’s experiences with verbal aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1- 21.
Stephens, D. P. & Eaton, A. (2014). Masculinity scripts and heterosexual Hispanic college men's perceptions of female initiated sexual coercion. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15, 387- 396.
Stephens, D. P. & Thomas, T. L. (2014). Social networks influencing Hispanic women's HPV vaccine uptake decision making process. Women’s Reproductive Health, 1, 120- 137.
Stephens, D. P. & Thomas, T. L. (2013). Cultural values influencing immigrant Haitian mothers’ decision to vaccinate daughters’ against human papillomavirus. Journal of Black Psychology, 39, 168 - 180.
*Bluming, A., Thomas, T., & Stephens, D. P. (2013). Researching and Respecting the Intricacies of Isolated Communities. Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 13 (2), 23-34.
Schwartz, S., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G., Unger, J., Zamboanga, B., Des Rosiers, S., Stephens, D. P., Huang, S., & Szapocznik, J. (2013) Effects of Language of Assessment on the Measurement of Acculturation: Measurement Equivalence and Cultural Frame Switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 100- 114.
Stephens, D. P. & Thomas, T. L. (2012). The influence of skin color on heterosexual emerging adult Black women’s dating preference beliefs. Journal Feminist Family Therapy, 24, 291- 315.
Stephens, D. P., & Fernandez, P. (2012). The role of skin color on Hispanic women’s perceptions of attractiveness. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 34, 77- 94.
Stephens, D. P. & Fernandez, P. (2012). Ni Pardo, in Prieto: Influence of parental skin color messaging on emerging adult Hispanic women’s dating beliefs. Women & Therapy: Special Issue on Latinas and Latin America, 35, 4-18.
Stephens, D. P., & Thomas, T. (2011). Hispanic women’s expectations of campus- based health clinics addressing sexual health concerns. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 6, 260- 280.
Thomas, T. L, Stephens D. P. & **Blanchard, B. (2010). Hip Hop, Health and HPV: Using wireless technology to increase Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Uptake. . The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 6, 464- 474.
Thomas, T. L., & Stephens, D. P. (2009). Young women speak: Why we seek health care and what we need from our providers. Journal of the Florida Medical Association, 108, 18- 26.
Stephens, D. P., & Few, A. L. (2007). Hip Hop honeys or video hos: African American preadolescents' understandings of popular culture-based female sexual scripts. Sexuality & Culture, 11, 48- 69.
Stephens, D. P., & Few, A. L. (2007). The effects of images in Hip Hop on early adolescents’ attitudes toward physical attractiveness and relationships. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 56, 251- 264.
Phillips, L. D., *Reddik- Morgan, K., & Stephens, D. P. (2005). Oppositional consciousness within an oppositional realm: Feminism and womanism in Hip Hop, 1976- 2004. Journal of African American History, 90, 19- 32.
Stephens, D. P., & Phillips, L. D. (2005). Integrating Black Feminist Thought into conceptual frameworks of African American adolescent women’s sexual scripting processes. Sexualities, Evolution & Gender, 7, 37- 55.
Few, A. L., Stephens, D. P., & Rouse- Arnette, M. (2003). Sister to sister talk: Transcending boundaries in qualitative research with Black women. Family Relations, 52, 205- 215.
Stephens, D. P., & Phillips, L. D. (2003). Freaks, gold diggers, divas, and dykes: The sociohistorical development of adolescent African American women’s sexual scripts. Sexuality & Culture, 7, 3- 47.
Stephens, D. P. (2000). Putting sisters in the center: Using Womanist theory and Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of human development to examine young African American women’s sexual education processes. Abafazi Journal, 2, 59- 71.
* graduate student author, ** undergraduate student author
Stephens, D. P. (2012). The influence of mainstream Hip Hop’s female sexual scripts on African American women’s dating relationship experiences (pp. 69-83) In M. Paludi (Ed.) The Psychology of Love. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.
Stephens, D. P., Patil, V., & Thomas, T. L. (2012). STI prevention & control for women globally: A reproductive justice approach to understanding women’s experiences (pp. 117- 144). In J. Chrisler (Ed.) Reproductive Justice: A Global Concern. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger Publishing.
Stephens, D. P., Phillips, L.D. & Few, A. L. (2009). Examining African American female adolescent sexuality within mainstream Hip Hop culture using a womanist- ecological model of human development (pp. 160- 174). In S. Loyd, A. Few and K. Allen (Eds.) Handbook of Feminist Theory, Methods and Praxis in Family Studies. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
* graduate student author, ** undergraduate student author