Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Eric G. Benotsch, PhD

Abstract

Masculinity has been widely regarded as a harmful cognition that may lead men to engage in risk behavior. The present study sought to examine the role of hyper masculine cognitions and behaviors on sexual health in a sample of gay and bisexual men. A sample of n=313 gay and bisexual men were sampled from the community. Results indicate significant effects of hyper masculine behaviors and hyper masculine cognitions on sexual health variables. Moreover, engaging in risky sexual situations fully mediated effects of hyper masculine behavior on high-risk sexual behavior. Results are discussed with a focus on ego depletion and hegemonic masculinity.

Rights

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Is Part Of

VCU University Archives

Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

5-6-2016

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