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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163608
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Personal and lifestyle characteristics of rural men who have sex with men (MSM)
Author(s):
D'Augelli, Anthony
Author Details:
Anthony R. D'Augelli, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University, University Park, PA, email: ard@psu.edu
Abstract:
Introduction: Currently, there is a lack of empirical work on rural MSM and a need to better understand their psychosocial circumstances, especially the life stresses that they face in the expression of their sexual orientation. Purpose: The purpose of this research was to explore the personal characteristics and sexual orientation adjustment of 100 men living in rural counties of Pennsylvania. An additional goal was to investigate differences between MSM who have lived in rural areas all of their lives, and men who have left urban areas to relocate in rural settings. Method: Respondents completed a questionnaire that included measures of their mental health status, relationship status, sexual orientation development, adjustment to sexual orientation, and the responses of others in their lives (family, friends, health care providers, community) to their sexual orientation. Findings: The results of multiple regression analysis indicate the self-esteem was the most important predictor of their adjustment to their sexual orientation. In addition, men who were lifelong rural residents had significantly higher personal homonegativity scores that did men who in-migrated from urban locations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePersonal and lifestyle characteristics of rural men who have sex with men (MSM)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorD'Augelli, Anthonyen_US
dc.author.detailsAnthony R. D'Augelli, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State University, University Park, PA, email: ard@psu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163608-
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: Currently, there is a lack of empirical work on rural MSM and a need to better understand their psychosocial circumstances, especially the life stresses that they face in the expression of their sexual orientation. Purpose: The purpose of this research was to explore the personal characteristics and sexual orientation adjustment of 100 men living in rural counties of Pennsylvania. An additional goal was to investigate differences between MSM who have lived in rural areas all of their lives, and men who have left urban areas to relocate in rural settings. Method: Respondents completed a questionnaire that included measures of their mental health status, relationship status, sexual orientation development, adjustment to sexual orientation, and the responses of others in their lives (family, friends, health care providers, community) to their sexual orientation. Findings: The results of multiple regression analysis indicate the self-esteem was the most important predictor of their adjustment to their sexual orientation. In addition, men who were lifelong rural residents had significantly higher personal homonegativity scores that did men who in-migrated from urban locations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:10:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:10:34Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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