Sexual encounters: Gay male college students' use of the Internet and social media

dc.contributor.advisor Daniel C Robinson
dc.contributor.author Reddick, Rinardo
dc.contributor.department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
dc.date 2018-08-11T05:48:14.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:42:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:42:44Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>There have been many studies that focus on understanding various aspects of human sexuality and how it relates to college students. However, the current research focuses on heterosexual students, leaving a void in the research that focuses on gay male college students. Even more crucially, there is a void in research that focuses on the sexual risks gay male college students' face and how their actions impact their well-being.</p> <p>The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore gay male college students' sexual behavior and its implications in higher education and gay male health practices. The Health Belief Model and Ecological Gay Identity Development model were used as guiding frameworks and foundations to explore the tricking encounters and culture experienced by gay male college students. The data from this study produced a total of four significant and frequently interwoven themes. The themes were as follows: tricking encounters and use of the Internet and social media, masculinity and body image issues, awareness of STD issues and personal safety, and adequacy of campus resources. In addition, conclusions, limitations, implications and recommendations for future research are presented in this study. This study contains adult content and graphic language.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/12445/
dc.identifier.articleid 3452
dc.identifier.contextkey 3437813
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3098
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/12445
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26634
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education Administration
dc.subject.disciplines Higher Education and Teaching
dc.subject.disciplines Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies
dc.subject.disciplines Other Education
dc.subject.keywords gay male college students
dc.subject.keywords gay male health
dc.subject.keywords Internet and social media
dc.subject.keywords sexual risks
dc.subject.keywords tricking encounters
dc.subject.keywords well-being
dc.title Sexual encounters: Gay male college students' use of the Internet and social media
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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