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Italian Sociological Review     Open Access  
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Chinese Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Culture, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Family Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of humanistic counseling     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Humanitarian Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of International and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Politeness Research. Language, Behaviour, Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Political Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Prevention & Intervention Community     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Public and Professional Sociology     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Social Development in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Social Ontology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Sociolinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Victorian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Vietnamese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of World-Systems Research     Open Access  
Judgment and Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Jurnal Komunitas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat (Indonesian Journal of Community Engagement)     Open Access  
K&K : Kultur og Klasse     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Kamchatka : Revista de análisis cultural     Open Access  
KARSA : Jurnal Sosial dan Budaya Keislaman     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kultura i Spoleczenstwo     Open Access  
Kultura-Społeczeństwo-Edukacja     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Nouvelle Revue du Travail     Open Access  
Laboreal     Open Access  
Landscapes of Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Lengas     Open Access  
Les Cahiers de Framespa     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Life Sciences, Society and Policy     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Limes. Cultural Regionalistics     Open Access  
Loisir et Société / Society and Leisure     Hybrid Journal  
London Journal of Canadian Studies     Open Access  
Lutas Sociais     Open Access  
Luxury : History, Culture, Consumption     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mandrágora     Open Access  
Masyarakat : Jurnal Sosiologi     Open Access  
Memorias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mental Health and Social Inclusion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Meridians : feminism, race, transnationalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Metaphor and Symbol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Metaphor and the Social World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
methaodos.revista de ciencias sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Michigan Family Review     Open Access  
Michigan Feminist Studies     Open Access  
Middle West Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Miranda     Open Access  
Miscelánea Comillas. Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales     Open Access  
Moussons : Recherche en Sciences Humaines sur l’Asie du Sud-Est     Open Access  
Narrative Works     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Neuroscience of Decision Making     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
New Zealand Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Nordic Journal of Migration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Novos Rumos Sociológicos     Open Access  
Observatorio Laboral Revista Venezolana     Open Access  
OGIRISI : a New Journal of African Studies     Open Access  
Opcion     Open Access  
P3T : Journal of Public Policies and Territory     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Papers. Revista de Sociologia     Open Access  
PArtecipazione e COnflitto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
People and Place     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
People Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Philosophy & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Política y sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Porn Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
PRISM : A Journal of Regional Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society     Full-text available via subscription  
Profanações     Open Access  
Professions and Professionalism     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Protée     Full-text available via subscription  
Psicologia & Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Relations Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Punk & Post Punk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Pyramides     Open Access  
QED : A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking     Full-text available via subscription  
Qualitative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
RASP - Research on Ageing and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Recherches féministes     Full-text available via subscription  
Recherches sociologiques et anthropologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Relations : Beyond Anthropocentrism     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religião e Sociedade     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Research in Organizational Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Research on Emotion in Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Research, Society and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Review of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Revista Angolana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Desenvolvimento Regional     Open Access  
Revista Catalana de Sociologia     Open Access  
Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Cl)     Open Access  
Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista de História Bilros. História(s), Sociedade(s) e Cultura(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Movimentos Sociais e Conflitos     Open Access  
Revista de Psicología Social, International Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Sociologia e Polí­tica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Revista del CESLA     Open Access  
Revista El Topo     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Direito e Sociedade - REDES     Open Access  
Revista Internacional de Sociología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Katálysis     Open Access  
Revista Labor     Open Access  
Revista Latina de Sociología     Open Access  
Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Cuerpos, Emociones y Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mad. Revista del Magíster en Análisis Sistémico Aplicado a la Sociedad     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Sociologí­a     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Revista Nuevo Humanismo     Open Access  
Revista Pós Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Revista Sinais     Open Access  
Revista TOMO     Open Access  
Revue de la régulation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue de Recherche en Civilisation Américaine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue d’ethnoécologie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revue Internationale De Securite Sociale     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
RIPS. Revista de Investigaciones Politicas y Sociologicas     Open Access  
Rivista di Sessuologia Clinica     Full-text available via subscription  
Rural China     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Rural Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Salud & Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Scientiae Studia     Open Access  
Secuencia     Open Access  
Século XXI – Revista de Ciências Sociais     Open Access  
Seminar : A Journal of Germanic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Senses and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Serendipities : Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences     Open Access  
Sexuality Research and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Sexualization, Media, & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Signs and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Simmel Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Social Change Review     Open Access  
Social Currents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Social Dynamics: A journal of African studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Social Forces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 55)
Social Inclusion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Social Networking     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Social Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Social Problems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56)
Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Social Psychology Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Social Transformations in Chinese Societies     Full-text available via subscription  
Sociální studia / Social Studies     Open Access  
Sociedad y Religión     Open Access  
Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
Societal Studies     Open Access  
SocietàMutamentoPolitica     Open Access  
Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Society and Culture in South Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Society and Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Socio-logos     Open Access  
Sociolinguistic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Sociolinguistica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Sociologia Internationalis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Sociologia Ruralis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
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Journal Cover Sexuality Research and Social Policy
  [SJR: 0.808]   [H-I: 15]   [8 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 1868-9884 - ISSN (Online) 1553-6610
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2354 journals]
  • Adopting a Multilevel Approach to Protecting Residents’ Rights to
           Sexuality in the Long-Term Care Environment: Policies, Staff Training, and
           Response Strategies
    • Authors: Merea D. Bentrott; Jennifer A. Margrett
      Pages: 359 - 369
      Abstract: It is estimated that long-term care (LTC) facilities in the US will experience a 40 % increase in occupancy between the years 2000 to 2020 (American Health Care Association 2012). Whole-person wellness embodies multiple elements of well-being, among which sexuality and the choice to remain sexually expressive, a basic human right for older adults, should be included. However, this right is largely overlooked in the context of LTC, and oftentimes, normative sexual expression among LTC residents is mislabeled as problematic behavior. Systems and bioecological theories provide a conceptual multilevel framework for understanding interactions among relevant institutions and government entities and their influence on residents’ sexual expression. The current article addresses the issue of preserving residents’ choices to be sexually expressive and places current US laws regarding sexual expression in LTC in the context of international perspectives on sexual health rights and laws. Input from LTC Ombudsmen from the US was utilized to inform recommendations to enhance current policies and contribute feedback for effective training guidelines for LTC staff in addressing residents’ sexual expression. Both universal acknowledgement of sexuality as a human right and legal guidelines are necessary to broaden understanding of the meaning of sexuality in older adulthood and aid in ethical and person-centered response strategies which promote autonomy and preserve each individual resident’s rights to sexual expression while maintaining safety.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0260-y
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Sex Work Realities Versus Government Policies: Meanings of
           Anti-trafficking Initiatives for Sex Workers in the Netherlands
    • Authors: Maite Verhoeven
      Pages: 370 - 379
      Abstract: Representations of the sex industry as a nest for involuntary sex work and exploitation shape the answers governments formulate to regulate the industry. In the legalized sex industry of the Netherlands, additional regulations and measures have been implemented recently to expand control and to prevent human trafficking. Increasing criticisms however claim that stricter control of the sex industry is not always in favor of the people concerned. This article uses symbolic interactionism to explore the meanings sex workers ascribe to their situation, to their work, and to the government’s interventions. The article addresses an example of a recently introduced anti-trafficking measure: the mandatory intake of people who want to work in the sex industry, meaning a face-to-face conversation with the authorities. This intake should inform sex workers and provide the local authorities with the possibility of identifying signs of trafficking, which can lead to work restrictions. However, interviews with sex workers show that the government’s intentions to offer help and protection for sex workers can mean control, discrimination, and work restrictions. Whereas the government wants to preclude possible victims of human trafficking from working in the sex industry, sex workers perceive their situation as a possibility to improve their lives. As a consequence, they withhold information about pimps and boyfriends from the authorities, or move to work in other cities, and sparingly use the assistance offered by the authorities.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0264-7
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Pregnancy Without Women: Lessons from Childbirth Classes
    • Authors: Natalia Deeb-Sossa; Heather Kane
      Pages: 380 - 392
      Abstract: In this article, we examine motherhood “scripts,” or cultural discourses, taught in prenatal classes in the US South. Our analysis revealed that these prenatal classes, all taught in the early 2000s, appear to have supported a model of “intensive mothering” that undermined women’s autonomy and power in pregnancy. In addition, the content and messaging of these classes appears to have contributed to a societal tendency to make pregnant women, especially poor women and women of color, invisible while privileging the fetus as a person rater than as a potential person.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0265-6
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • The Sexual Health Knowledge of People with Intellectual Disabilities: a
    • Authors: Magdalena Borawska-Charko; Poul Rohleder; W. Mick. L. Finlay
      Pages: 393 - 409
      Abstract: There is a growing recognition that people with disabilities have the same sexual needs and rights as people without disabilities. However, less attention is paid to the sexuality of people diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. This narrative review summarises what is currently known about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. A literature review was conducted of the published literature using Google Scholar, PubMed, PsychInfo, EBSCOhost and Science Direct. Forty-eight articles were identified that addressed the question about the level of sexual health knowledge of people with intellectual disabilities. Overall, studies demonstrate that people with intellectual disabilities are highly variable in levels of sexual knowledge, but on average have a range of deficits in knowledge compared to non-disabled individuals. More tailored education and support in accessing formal and informal sources of information are needed.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0267-4
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • We are Not Asexual Beings: Disabled Women in Zimbabwe Talk About Their
           Active Sexuality
    • Authors: Christine Peta; Judith McKenzie; Harsha Kathard; Adelene Africa
      Pages: 410 - 424
      Abstract: This paper illuminates the experiences of sexuality of disabled women in Zimbabwe, from a standpoint where the women challenge the myth that they are asexual beings. Sixteen women with disabilities participated in this study and a number of themes emerged from an analysis of their narratives. A discussion of all the themes that emerged in the broad study is beyond the scope of this article; hence, in this paper, we focus on four themes that illuminate the active sexuality of participants: (1) dynamic engagement in intimate partner relationships, (2) drawing feminine strategic power from cultural practices of sexual initiation, (3) enhancing eroticism through vaginal modification, and (4) reproduction and motherhood. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate that while disabled women may acknowledge the oppression they perceive as being characteristic of their experiences of sexuality, they are not passive recipients of disability and sexuality stereotypes. Disabled women construct their own understanding of what it means to be sexual and they assert their sexuality in ways that challenge the dominant, restrictive, and ableist constructions of sexuality. The themes that we discuss in this article highlight the intersectional nature of the experiences of sexuality of participants within a critical feminist disability studies theoretical framework.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0266-5
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • A Qualitative Exploration of Teacher and School Staff Experiences when
           Teaching Sexuality Education Programmes at Special Needs Schools in South
    • Authors: Julia S. Louw
      Pages: 425 - 433
      Abstract: Teachers and health care professionals are seen as valuable collaborators in delivering sensitive topics to learners. A qualitative exploration of how teachers and school staff described their teaching experiences when teaching sexuality education programmes was conducted at Special Needs Schools in South Africa. A total of 78 participants (68 teachers and 10 school staff) completed three open-ended response questions that were part of a survey questionnaire on knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and perceptions (KABP) of teaching practises related to teaching sexuality education. In spite of learners’ disabilities, specifically their cognitive level of functioning, participants noted the importance and the right of learners with disabilities to receive this information. Participants reported that some learners are well informed about the topic of sexuality and are already sexually active. Though they acknowledged various challenges in teaching this topic, participants also expressed the urgency for an updated and relevant curriculum to be implemented. It is imperative to provide sufficient support to learners with disabilities in the form of sexuality education, in order to help them understand their sexuality better. This will lead to meaningful participation and engagement, ensuring that learners with disabilities are treated with dignity and respect.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0271-8
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Confessional Technologies and the Will to Disclose: Mobilizing Emotions
           and Lived Experience in AIDS Service Organizations in Canada
    • Authors: Jennifer M. Kilty; Michael Orsini
      Pages: 434 - 444
      Abstract: This research highlights how frontline workers in the HIV/AIDS sector in Canada mobilize the confessional as a technology of governance to encourage changes in the sexual health and safety and disclosure practices of HIV-positive men and women. The ways in which frontline workers counsel clients are especially important in light of Canada’s aggressive growth in criminal prosecutions against individuals for failing to disclose their HIV status to sexual partners. Drawing on 62 semi-structured interviews with AIDS service organization (ASO) staff from across Canada, we suggest that the work performed by ASO workers constitutes a form of bioethics on the ground, which is rooted in both the worker’s and the client’s lived experiences of HIV. It can be especially fraught if the lived experience is mobilized in ways that are ultimately disempowering for clients who do not relate to the individual’s disclosure narrative.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0269-2
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Sociodemographic and Psychosexual Characteristics of Students from a
           Spanish University Who Engage in Casual Sex
    • Authors: Ana Belén Correa; Ángel Castro; Juan Ramón Barrada; Paula Ruiz-Gómez
      Pages: 445 - 453
      Abstract: Casual sexual relations, understood as those in which there are no expectations of affective commitment, are increasingly common among youth. The goal of this study was to analyze the casual sexual behavior of students from a Spanish university, paying special attention to its relation with sociodemographic and psychosexual variables. Participants were 659 students from a Spanish university aged between 18 and 26 years, without a partner or being in a partner relationship of less than 12 months, who completed a battery of online questionnaires. It was found that about half of the participants had engaged in casual sex in the past year, with no differences as a function of gender. Engaging in casual sex was related to being older, less religious, performing risky sexual behaviors, and other psychosocial variables such as attitudes towards condoms, sociosexuality, and measures of personal well-being. The discussion highlights the need to conduct more research on casual sexual relations, due to the possible influence of cultural aspects in youth’s sociosexuality.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0274-0
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Community-Led Economic Initiatives with Sex Workers: Establishing a
           Conceptual Framework for a Multidimensional Structural Intervention
    • Authors: Megan C. Stanton; Toorjo Ghose
      Pages: 454 - 466
      Abstract: Commercial sex workers are at significant risk of contracting HIV. Scholars have identified economic insecurity and the exploitation resulting from it as structural vectors of HIV risk for this community. While community-led structural interventions have successfully reduced HIV risk with sex workers, economic structural interventions remain under-utilized and under-studied in this population. The few existing economic interventions described in the literature are limited to individual interventions and do not adopt a community-led structural intervention approach. We conduct a literature review to examine the connections between economic insecurity and sex worker HIV risk, the limitations of existing economic interventions with sex workers, and the evidence in support of HIV structural interventions with sex workers. We then develop a conceptual framework for a community-led structural economic intervention model that would enable sex workers to negotiate the socio-political and economic barriers that increase their HIV vulnerability. Specifically, we articulate an economic structural intervention model which stands on three pillars: (1) a meaningful community ownership, (2) a multilevel (individual, community, socio-political) intervention approach, and (3) a commitment to empowering sex workers as workers, rather than an orientation that seeks to rescue them from sex work through alternative income generation.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0275-z
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Migration Stress, Poor Mental Health, and Engagement in Sex with High-Risk
           Partners: a Mediation Modeling Analysis of Data from Rural-to-Urban
           Migrants in China
    • Authors: Bin Yu; Xinguang Chen; Yaqiong Yan; Jie Gong; Fang Li; Emily K. Roberson
      Pages: 467 - 477
      Abstract: There is a growing need for better understanding of mechanisms underpinning the relationship between migration stress and HIV risk behaviors for the development of HIV prevention and control policy. Survey data from a random sample of 1293 Chinese rural-to-urban migrants were analyzed. Stress was assessed using the Domestic Migration Stress Questionnaire (DMSQ); mental health status was assessed using the Brief Symptoms Inventory (BSI); and having sex with high-risk partners was assessed as if ever have had sex with high-risk partners (e.g., sex workers, intravenous injection drug users, blood donors, persons infected with HIV, persons with sexually transmitted infection, and same gender partners) in the past year. The proposed relationship was tested using mediation modeling method. Among the sample, 5.5 % reported having had sex with high-risk partners in the past year. Mediation analysis indicated that the relationship between DMSQ scores and having sex with high-risk partners was mediated by BSI (coefficient = 0.41, 95 % CI [0.21, 0.65]), including its components of somatization (0.32 [0.15, 0.53]), obsessive-compulsive disorder (0.31 [0.07, 0.55]), depression (0.45 [0.23, 0.72]), anxiety (0.41 [0.23, 0.63]), and hostility (0.35 [0.17, 0.56]). Furthermore, the effect was more pronounced in males than in females. The study findings provide new data advancing our understanding of the mechanism of engagement in risky sex, underscoring the need for the HIV prevention policies in China to pay more attention to mental health of the rural-to-urban migrant population.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0252-y
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Erratum to: Migration Stress, Poor Mental Health, and Engagement in Sex
           with High-Risk Partners: a Mediation Modeling Analysis of Data from
           Rural-to-Urban Migrants in China
    • Authors: Bin Yu; Xinguang Chen; Yaqiong Yan; Jie Gong; Fang Li; Emily K. Roberson
      Pages: 478 - 478
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-016-0262-9
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 4 (2017)
  • Correction to: An Application of the Minority Stress Model in a
           Non-Western Context: Discrimination and Mental Health Among Sexual and
           Gender Minorities in Macedonia
    • Authors: Kristefer Stojanovski; Sasha Zhou; Elizabeth King; Jovana Gjorgjiovska; Antonio Mihajlov
      Abstract: The author names Kajevska 2016 and Bojan 2016 should read Miškovska Kajevska 2016 and Bilić 2016 respectively.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0309-6
  • Teachers’ Reaction in Homophobic Bullying Incidents: the Role of
           Self-efficacy and Homophobic Attitudes
    • Authors: Maria Rosaria Nappa; Benedetta Emanuela Palladino; Ersilia Menesini; Roberto Baiocco
      Abstract: Literature on homophobic bullying underlines that many teachers do not intervene in this kind of issue and often underestimate this type of bullying. At the same time, the protective role of teachers’ support for victimized students is well recognized. The present study aims to understand the processes that can lead to teachers’ activation against homophobic bullying. Two hundred and thirteen teachers belonging to different schools in Rome completed an anonymous questionnaire that assessed (a) reactions to homophobic bullying (feeling of powerlessness and positive activations), (b) homophobic attitudes, (c) teachers’ general perceived self-efficacy, and (d) perceived self-efficacy in managing homophobic bullying incidents. We used a structural equation model to test whether self-efficacy, both as a teacher and in managing homophobic bullying incidents, predicts both aspects of teachers’ reactions to homophobic bullying, controlling for homophobic attitudes. We found that lower levels of perceived self-efficacy in managing homophobic bullying incidents and higher levels of homophobic attitudes predict stronger feeling of powerlessness, while higher levels of perceived self-efficacy as a teacher and lower levels of homophobic attitudes predict stronger positive activation toward the victimized student. Theoretical and practical implications are provided.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0306-9
  • A Quantitative Test of Critical Heterosexuality Theory: Predicting
           Straight Identification in a Nationally Representative Sample
    • Authors: Tony Silva
      Abstract: Using Add Health, a US-based nationally representative survey, this study predicts the likelihood of identifying as straight among (1) individuals who reported same-sex attractions and/or sexual practices and (2) among those who reported neither, given that many respondents nonetheless identified as something other than straight. It also (3) predicts the likelihood of changing one’s sexual identity to heterosexuality across survey waves. Weighted logistic regression identifies political conservatism and religiosity as predictors of straight identification and changing to a straight sexual identity, even after controlling for attractions and sexual practices. The results suggest that individuals with same-sex attractions and/or sexual practices do not identify as straight simply because of limitations of well-known sexual identities (straight, bisexual, gay/lesbian), given that Add Health offered more nuanced options, such as mostly straight. Instead, the results suggest that non-sexual social factors, such as religiosity and conservative political attitudes—themselves shaped by patterned social forces—are keys to heterosexual identification and heterosexual identity change. This paper offers the first quantitative test of critical heterosexuality theory using a nationally representative sample, suggesting that the approach is theoretically generalizable beyond qualitative studies.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0307-8
  • Violating Gender Norms in the Canadian Military: the Experiences of Gay
           and Lesbian Soldiers
    • Authors: Carmen Poulin; Lynne Gouliquer; Jessica McCutcheon
      Abstract: Militaries are men-dominated and value a heteronormative masculine warrior ideal (Kaplan, 2003). Soldiers, however, are not necessarily heterosexual and men, nor do they always embody the prescribed warrior ideal. How the values related to hyper-masculinity and heteronormativity influence the experiences of gay and lesbian soldiers is an empirical question. In the present study, the Psycho-Social Ethnography of the Commonplace (P-SEC; Gouliquer & Poulin, 2005) methodology was used to investigate how the institutions of heterosexuality and the Canadian military shape gay and lesbian soldiers’ experiences. Interviews with 10 lesbian and 10 gay soldiers were conducted and analysed. The findings reveal that lesbian and gay soldiers face fairly widespread discrimination in the military environment. They must contend with the institutional demands to meet the requirements of a hyper-masculine-heteronormative soldier ideal. Gender differences are highlighted and social policy recommendations are discussed.
      PubDate: 2017-11-06
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0304-y
  • Systematic Development of a Dutch School-Based Sexual Prejudice Reduction
           Program: an Intervention Mapping Approach
    • Authors: Fraukje E. F. Mevissen; Gerjo Kok; Anita Watzeels; Gee van Duin; Arjan E. R. Bos
      Abstract: Experiences of sexual prejudice threaten the quality of life and psychological well-being of sexual minority youth. The aim of this paper is to provide a comprehensive overview of how we developed a theory- and evidence-based sexual prejudice reduction program suitable for the Dutch high school context, guided by the intervention mapping approach (IM). In line with IM, six steps were followed: an initial needs assessment in which empirical, theoretical, and new data were gathered to acquire a thorough understanding of the problem (step 1); the formulation of program objectives for both students and teachers (step 2); the selection of theory-based methods and applications (step 3); program development (step 4); the provision of an adoption and implementation plan (step 5); and the development of an evaluation plan (step 6). In conclusion, developing a sexual prejudice reduction program for schools is a challenging but feasible process. IM is an effective tool for the systematic (theory- and evidence-driven) development of such a program.
      PubDate: 2017-11-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0301-1
  • Correction to: Morality Politics and Prostitution Policy in Brussels: A
           Diachronic Comparison
    • Authors: Magaly Rodríguez García; Kristien Gillis
      Abstract: The original publication of this article unfortunately contained a mistake. Map 2 has been replaced.
      PubDate: 2017-10-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0303-z
  • “We Won’t Go Back into the Closet Now Without One Hell of a Fight”:
           Effects of the 2016 Presidential Election on Sexual Minority Women’s and
           Gender Minorities’ Stigma-Related Concerns
    • Authors: Cindy B. Veldhuis; Laurie Drabble; Ellen D. B. Riggle; Angie R. Wootton; Tonda L. Hughes
      Abstract: Much progress has been made in terms of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) rights. The 2016 United States presidential election, however, raised concerns that this progress could be slowed, if not reversed. We conducted an internet-based study and gathered both qualitative and quantitative data from a national convenience sample to examine how sexual minority women and gender minorities (n = 741) perceived the outcome of the election in relation to stigma-related concerns, perceptions, and expectations. Quantitative analyses of responses collected between December 2016 and the presidential inauguration (January 20, 2017) revealed that participants reported high levels of election outcome-related concerns, including psychological and emotional distress. Qualitative responses centered on the individual-level impacts of the perceived threat of potential increases in structural stigma. Participants raised specific concerns about the possible rollback of rights and the rise in hate speech and discrimination, and the stigmatizing effects of these on LGBTQ and other marginalized populations.
      PubDate: 2017-10-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0305-x
  • Differential Effects of the US Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage
           Decision on National Support for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Civil Rights
           and Sexual Prejudice
    • Authors: Paul B. Perrin; Erin R. Smith; Michael A. Trujillo; Annie Rabinovitch; Anthony E. Coy
      Abstract: The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage throughout all US states and territories. Before that decision, after, and 1 year later, this successive-independent samples study identified clusters of individuals across the US based on worldview ideologies and used those clusters to examine effects of the SCOTUS decision on support for gay rights and sexual prejudice. Participants were 407 adults from 49 US states and territories. A cluster analysis identified three worldview groups: conservatives (23.6%), moderates (30.2%), and progressives (46.2%). Although no overall changes emerged over time in support for gay rights or sexual prejudice, the conservative group showed a marked polarization after the SCOTUS decision, becoming less supportive of gay rights and more prejudiced. Worldviews explained 68.3% of the variance in same-sex marriage support, 67.5% in gay rights support, and 68.8% in sexual prejudice, effects approaching nearly three times a large-sized effect in the social sciences. These findings add nuance to our understanding of the attitudinal impact of court decisions or legislation around progressive issues like same-sex marriage and gay rights, as well as the potential barriers to cultural progress on these issues.
      PubDate: 2017-10-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0302-0
  • Morality Politics and Prostitution Policy in Brussels: A Diachronic
    • Authors: Magaly Rodríguez García; Kristien Gillis
      Abstract: This paper discusses the genealogy of prostitution policies in Brussels through the lens of morality politics. It uses the analytical framework proposed by Hendrik Wagenaar and Altink (2012) to compare the formulation and implementation of policies in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with today’s policymaking in Brussels as well as the discourses underlying those policies. Although it departs from the six characteristics of morality politics, the study introduces one element that adds to the complexity of policymaking in this domain: gender. We argue that a gendered ideology and stigma have informed past and present prostitution policies in Brussels and that the many actors involved in the city’s policymaking have more often than not relied on emotions and personal views on female sexuality to support their calls for the control or outright repression of public commercial sex. The comparative analysis illustrates the persistent symbolic nature of policy formulation and a blatant disregard for data, both of which have led to the approval of unworkable laws and sudden policy shifts. However, the participation of new actors in the debates about prostitution in recent years has ushered in an increase in questionings of morality politics and will hopefully bolster calls for fact-based policies.
      PubDate: 2017-09-27
      DOI: 10.1007/s13178-017-0298-5
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