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Sociosexual Identity's Effect on Sexual Health studied with HyperRESEARCH

In Volume 51, Number 3, pp 279-296, May/June 2010 issue of the Journal of College Student Development, J. Michael Wilkerson, Ann K. Brooks, and Michael W. Ross present "Sociosexual Identity Development and Sexual Risk Taking of Acculturating Collegiate Gay and Bisexual Men."  The authors explore how the way collegiate gay and bisexual men acquire a sociosexual identity appears to affect their sexual health. Analysis, using HyperRESEARCH from Researchware, of interview data from 25 self-identified collegiate gay or bisexual men resulted in the development of a collective sexual script for men acquiring a sociosexual identity.

The authors observed that "changes in an individual’s acting out of a cultural scenario seemed to occur when resolving intrapsychic conflict arising from new sexual experiences. Persons working with young collegiate gay and bisexual men may find this sexual script helpful when developing sex education programs."

The full article can be found here.

J. Michael Wilkerson's dissertation on the same subject is available in .pdf form here.

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