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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159751
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Qualitative Study of the Sexuality of Adolescent Males
Abstract:
A Qualitative Study of the Sexuality of Adolescent Males
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Haglund, Kristin, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Marquette University
Contact Address:P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA
Contact Telephone:414-288-3824
Co-Authors:K. Haglund, D. Jones, T. Prince, , Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;
Problem: Adolescent males are often described as being hypersexual. Yet, national data revealed that their rates of sexual activity were essentially equivalent to female adolescents. This phenomenon has not been adequately explored. Adolescent males have been given the opportunity to describe male sexuality from their own perspective in few studies. Purpose: To explore the development of sexuality of adolescent males including how they view themselves as male persons and how they express their sexuality. Framework: The conceptual framework was the life-span approach to human development as described by Baltes, Reese & Lipsitt (1980). As applied to this study, sexuality was viewed as a developmental phenomenon that progresses through a dynamic, modifiable life-long process occurring in multi-directions and within contexts. Method: This qualitative descriptive study used a life history approach. Demographic data included age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Life histories were collected during private, semi-structured interviews. Subjects: A convenience sample of eight, low-income African-American males between the ages of 14 and 17 participated. Analysis: Taped interviews were transcribed verbatim and narrative analysis was used to extract themes. A life history grid was constructed for each participant to visually organize life events. Results: Data analysis is in progress. Themes will be derived from the coded data to describe participants' common and disparate experiences. Participants will be invited to review these themes and supporting data prior to completion of the analysis. Conclusions: Lack of data regarding how adolescent males describe their own sexuality is a barrier to effective sexuality interventions and education. It also hinders the reliability of research that addresses adolescent sexuality. The results of this study will be used to improve nurses' interactions with teenage boys in clinical settings and to design future intervention studies to help young men decrease their sexual risks.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Qualitative Study of the Sexuality of Adolescent Malesen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159751-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Qualitative Study of the Sexuality of Adolescent Males</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haglund, Kristin, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Marquette University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1881, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">414-288-3824</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kristin.haglund@mu.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">K. Haglund, D. Jones, T. Prince, , Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Adolescent males are often described as being hypersexual. Yet, national data revealed that their rates of sexual activity were essentially equivalent to female adolescents. This phenomenon has not been adequately explored. Adolescent males have been given the opportunity to describe male sexuality from their own perspective in few studies. Purpose: To explore the development of sexuality of adolescent males including how they view themselves as male persons and how they express their sexuality. Framework: The conceptual framework was the life-span approach to human development as described by Baltes, Reese &amp; Lipsitt (1980). As applied to this study, sexuality was viewed as a developmental phenomenon that progresses through a dynamic, modifiable life-long process occurring in multi-directions and within contexts. Method: This qualitative descriptive study used a life history approach. Demographic data included age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Life histories were collected during private, semi-structured interviews. Subjects: A convenience sample of eight, low-income African-American males between the ages of 14 and 17 participated. Analysis: Taped interviews were transcribed verbatim and narrative analysis was used to extract themes. A life history grid was constructed for each participant to visually organize life events. Results: Data analysis is in progress. Themes will be derived from the coded data to describe participants' common and disparate experiences. Participants will be invited to review these themes and supporting data prior to completion of the analysis. Conclusions: Lack of data regarding how adolescent males describe their own sexuality is a barrier to effective sexuality interventions and education. It also hinders the reliability of research that addresses adolescent sexuality. The results of this study will be used to improve nurses' interactions with teenage boys in clinical settings and to design future intervention studies to help young men decrease their sexual risks.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:18:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:18:04Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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