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Enfances, Familles, Générations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Environnement Urbain / Urban Environment     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Epos : Genealogias, Subjetivaçãoes e Violências     Open Access  
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Estudios Rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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European Journal of Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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European Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Extensão Rural     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Family & Community History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Forum Sociológico     Open Access  
Games and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
GEMS : Gender, Education, Music, and Society     Open Access  
Gender and Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
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Genre, sexualité & société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Good Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Grounded Theory Review : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Group Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Health Sociology Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Hispania     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Hospitality & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Human and Social Studies : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Architecture : Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Human Factors in Information Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Human Figurations : Long-term Perspectives on the Human Condition     Open Access  
Humanity & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IFE Psychologia : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Illawarra Unity - Journal of the Illawarra Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information, Communication & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
İnsan & Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Interfaces Brasil/Canadá     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Comparative Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Conflict and Violence     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Developing Societies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Japanese Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Research in Sociology and Social Anthropology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Quality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Sociology of Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Sustainable Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of the Sociology of Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of the Sociology of Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Work Innovation     Hybrid Journal  
International Political Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Review for the Sociology of Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Review of Sociology: Revue Internationale de Sociologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Studies in Sociology of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IRIS European Journal of Philosophy and Public Debate     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Irish Journal of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Íslenska Thjodfélagid     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Italian Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal for Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Studies and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Ayn Rand Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Borderlands Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Chain-computerisation     Open Access  
Journal of Classical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Cognition and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology     Partially Free   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Critical Mixed Race Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Critical Realism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Ecological Anthropology     Open Access  
Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of European Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Global Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Health and Social Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Historical Pragmatics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Historical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 13)
Journal of Islamic Law and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Latino-Latin American Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Mathematical Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Middle East Women's Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of New Zealand & Pacific Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover Sexuality Research and Social Policy
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     ISSN (Print) 1868-9884 - ISSN (Online) 1553-6610
     Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2208 journals]   [SJR: 0.379]   [H-I: 6]
  • Intimate Partner Violence in Self-identified Lesbians: a Meta-analysis of
           its Prevalence
    • Abstract: Abstract The present study is the first meta-analytic study about the prevalence of intimate partner violence (IPV) in self-identified lesbians in same-sex couples. It summarizes the scientific evidence from studies published from 1990 to 2013. First, 1,184 studies were identified, then 59 studies were pre-selected, and finally 14 studies were chosen that met the criteria for inclusion and methodological quality. The studies were conducted in the USA, using non-probabilistic sampling methods, and they were characterized by their high level of heterogeneity. The mean prevalence of victimization in IPV over the lifespan is 48 % (95 % CI, 44–52 %) and 15 % (95 % CI, 5–30 %) in the current/most recent relationship, with the difference being statistically significant between over the lifespan and current/most recent relationship IPV. The mean prevalence of victimization in physical violence over the lifespan is 18 % (95 % CI, 0–48 %), in sexual violence 14 % (95 % CI, 0–37 %), and in psychological/emotional violence 43 % (95 % CI, 14–73 %). The high prevalence suggests the need to implement IPV prevention programs among lesbians, as well as homophobia prevention programs. Moreover, the methodological quality of prevalence studies should be improved. The limited number of studies considered in each thematic block and the high heterogeneity of their results should be taken into account.
      PubDate: 2014-07-01
  • “It Depends on the Cop:” Street-Based Sex Workers’
           Perspectives on Police Patrol Officers
    • Abstract: Abstract Based upon 50 interviews that took place over the course of 3 years of ethnographic research with 100 female street-based sex workers in Denver, Colorado, the tenth largest city in the United States, this article explores the cultural ethos informing women’s interactions with police and the tools women use to navigate their struggles with homelessness, addiction, and the everyday violence of the street. It identifies three beliefs about patrol officers that reflect the complexities of women’s interactions with police: arrest is indiscriminate in a “known prostitution area,” arrest avoidance strategies necessitate interpreting behavioral cues while showing respect to officers and forming affective bonds with potential clients, and officers may abuse their authority. This belief system is part of an environment in which women’s stigmatized behaviors are highly visible and constitute an increased risk of negative police encounters. Changes to policing practices remain unlikely while women’s sex work and drug use activities remain criminalized. Findings presented support arguments for decriminalizing prostitution as well as the implementation of harm reduction-oriented social policy, including services that inform women about their rights in the criminal justice system while facilitating awareness of how their individual lives intersect with gender, class, and racial bias in a sociolegal system that stigmatizes and criminalizes their choices.
      PubDate: 2014-06-24
  • Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent
           Effect of Legal Consequences
    • Abstract: Abstract This study investigated the prevalence of and motivations behind the exchange of sexually explicit text messages (“sexting”)—including those with and without photographic images—among youth. Secondary aims included gauging youth awareness of potential legal and other negative consequences of sexting, and assessing the possible deterrent effect of anti-sexting legislation. Undergraduate students (N = 175) recruited from a large Northeastern university completed an anonymous online survey concerning their engagement in sexting as minors. Consistent with hypotheses, more than half of respondents reported sexting as minors, although only 28 % sent photographic sexts. Respondents demonstrated a general lack of awareness regarding legal consequences of underage sexting, with knowledge of legal consequences having a modest deterrent effect. Respondents who, as minors, were aware of legal consequences of youth sexting were significantly less likely than their peers to engage in underage sexting. Survey respondents were divided on the issue of whether minors should be prosecuted for sexting, and generally advocated for rehabilitative over punitive sanctions. Policy implications and future directions are discussed.
      PubDate: 2014-06-04
  • Strategic Authenticity and Voice: New Ways of Seeing and Being Seen as
           Young Mothers Through Digital Storytelling
    • Abstract: Abstract This paper presents the Ford Foundation-funded Hear Our Stories: Diasporic Youth for Sexual Rights and Justice project, which explores the subjective experience of structural violence and the ways young parenting Latinas embody and respond to these experiences. We prioritize uprooted young parenting Latinas, whose material conditions and cultural worlds have placed them in tenuous positions, both socially constructed and experientially embodied. Existing programs and policies focused on these women fail to use relevant local knowledge and rarely involve them in messaging efforts. This paper offers a practical road map for rendering relevant and modifying notions of voice as a form of knowledge with the potential to disrupt authoritative knowledge. We present the context and method behind the four digital storytelling workshops that served as a venue for transforming assumptions about young parenting women and producing novel understandings of teen pregnancy and parenting. We end by suggesting an intervention for what we call “strategic authenticity” as it plays out in storytelling, meaning making, and voice, and implications for policy concerned with social justice and equity.
      PubDate: 2014-06-03
  • What Puts “At-Risk Girls” at Risk? Sexual Vulnerability
           and Social Inequality in the Lives of Girls in the Child Welfare System
    • Abstract: Abstract Many studies document the susceptibility of adolescent girls in the child welfare system to negative sexual experiences (e.g., James et al. 2009). However, this body of research tends to frame sexual risk in individualized, deficit-focused terms that overlook contextual factors and girls’ sexual agency (Harris 2004; Kelly 2001). We analyzed the sexual history narratives of adolescent girls in residential treatment using theoretical and inductive thematic analysis (Braun and Clarke 2006) to gain a more thorough understanding of their sexual risks and sexual agency. Participants described advocating for their sexual interests but with variable success. Upon examination of occasions when agency did not produce intended results, we observed participants’ vulnerability to be linked to their broader social, material, and relational circumstances, not necessarily to intrinsic deficits such as a lack of sexual assertiveness. Results highlight how girls’ sexual experiences are influenced by the contexts in which they are embedded. This more holistic view indicates that sexual health promotion efforts should not only address individual factors related to sexuality but also must bolster the social and material resources of girls in the child welfare system.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Adolescent School-Based Sex Education: Using Developmental Neuroscience to
           Guide New Directions for Policy and Practice
    • Abstract: Abstract While school-based sex education is one of the key program and policy solutions to improve adolescent sexual health outcomes, new efforts are needed to strengthen its overall impact. The cognitive, hormonal, emotional, and physical changes that accompany the onset of puberty and occur throughout the teenage years play a significant role in aspects of adolescent sexual risk taking. Thus, one approach to advancing current understanding of these complex issues is to leverage emerging knowledge in developmental affective neuroscience over the past 15 years, which suggests some potentially promising innovations that may inform new educational directions to improve adolescent sexual health. Exploring the conceptual and empirical advances in understanding adolescent brain development through the lens of the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of sex education, this article provides new perspectives that encourage the testing of innovative approaches to sex education policy and practice.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Patterns of Bullying in Single-Sex Schools
    • Abstract: Abstract This study explores how the relationship between students’ risk of being bullied and their gender conformity differs depending on whether they attend single-sex or coeducational high schools. Findings indicate that gender nonconforming students, and students who vary from their dominant school gender norms, are most likely to experience bullying regardless of school context. Single-sex schools emerge as a protective factor for gender nonconforming females, possibly due to a privileged position female masculinity holds in a single-sex female context. These findings contribute to a complicated terrain emerging in the research literature on single-sex schools.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • The Roles of Individual Characteristics and Liberalism in Intentional and
           Unintentional Exposure to Online Sexual Material Among European Youth: A
           Multilevel Approach
    • Abstract: Abstract The aim of this study was to examine how young people are intentionally or unintentionally exposed to sexual material on the internet. A sample from the EU Kids Online II project, including youth (N = 11,712, 11–16 years, 50 % girls) from 25 countries, was used to examine predictors of unintentional exposure to online sexual material (EOSM) via pop-up images and intentional EOSM on adult/X-rated websites. Using a multilevel analysis, we considered several individual-level predictors (psychosocial characteristics, patters of internet use, and parental mediation), one country-level predictor (mean cultural liberalism of the country), and cross-level interactions. Except for gender, the study did not identify any specific patterns of individual-level predictors for unintentional and intentional EOSM: age, sensation seeking, sexual intercourse, amount of time spent online, level of digital skills, and degree of restrictive mediation predicted both types of EOSM. Intentional EOSM was more often reported by boys, while unintentional EOSM occurred to a similar degree among boys and girls. Finally, living in a country with a stronger culture of liberalism predicted a greater likelihood of intentional but not unintentional EOSM and also was associated with smaller gender differences in intentional EOSM.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • A Level of Discomfort! Exploring the Relationship Between Maternal Sexual
           Health Knowledge, Religiosity and Comfort Discussing Sexual Health Issues
           with Adolescents
    • Abstract: Abstract This pilot study explored if a relationship existed between maternal sexual health knowledge, religiosity and comfort discussing sexual health issues with adolescents. Seventy-six mothers with adolescent children aged between 10 and 19 completed a combined survey addressing religiosity, sexual health knowledge and comfort discussing sexual health issues. Mann–Whitney U tests were performed to compare the median scores, Spearman’s rho tests were performed to determine correlations between the median scores, Fisher’s exact tests were computed to test for significant differences between proportions and a logistic regression model was used to investigate significant factors. No significant differences or relationships between maternal total sexual health knowledge, total religiosity and total comfort discussing sexual health issues with adolescents were detected; however, specific sexual health topics did show differences. Mothers with a higher level of religiosity were more likely to feel uncomfortable discussing masturbation, condoms, abortion, sexual assault and contraception than mothers with a lower level of religiosity. Regardless of religiosity, many of the mothers in the study reported a lack of accurate knowledge regarding some sexual health topics. The findings suggest that mothers need more education regarding accurate sexual health information if they are to comfortably provide comprehensive sexual health education in a religiously sensitive context.
      PubDate: 2014-06-01
  • Lesbian Disclosure, Social Support, and Depression: A Geopolitical
    • Abstract: Abstract For lesbian women, both identity disclosure (“coming out”) and nondisclosure (“remaining closeted”) may have life-altering consequences to health and overall well-being. As with most countries, the USA may have specific regions where disclosure may have more severe consequences and nondisclosure may therefore be a pragmatic and a self-protective decision. This study explored disclosure, social support, and depression in 265 self-identified lesbian women by geographic sectors and political differences in the USA and Canada. The South was found to have less legal protection, less disclosure by geographic sector, more religiosity and less family support. Improvement and furthering protections for LGBT citizens in these states may promote their health and well-being. Legislators of all political persuasions and in all geographic locations are called upon to serve all of their citizens by promoting legal and social protections and equality at the local, state, and federal levels.
      PubDate: 2014-05-28
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Educational Needs in Engaged Couples in
           Tehran in 2010
    • Abstract: Abstract Performing needs assessment is an essential step for developing and designing sexual and reproductive health (SRH) educational programs. In Iran, there is little information about couples’ SRH educational needs. This research aimed to describe engaged couples’ SRH educational needs in Tehran in 2010. In a cross-sectional study, 450 engaged people participating in a premarital educational course were selected by randomized stratified sampling with two-gender strata. A questionnaire was developed as a new measurement tool to determine the need for education in the SRH field using a 5-point Likert scale. A high percentage of both men (44.8 %) and women (56.6 %) mentioned a high or very high need for education in SRH, and the mean reported need for SRH education was significantly higher in women (42.29 ± 10.35) than men (39.74 ± 10.84) (P = 0.02). “Healthy sexual relationships” was the most important topic for both men and women, with 51 % of men and 62 % of women reporting a high to very high need. Our findings demonstrate that engaged Iranian couples wish to receive information about SRH matters, particularly in topics related to sexuality. The results suggest a need for developing comprehensive and culturally sensitive marital education for engaged Iranian couples.
      PubDate: 2014-05-15
  • Sexual Minority Women Who Use Drugs: Prejudice, Poverty, and Access to
    • Abstract: Abstract Access to care is a critical issue for ameliorating the health and social impact of marginalization. Research indicates that sexual minority women experience low utilization of medical care overall, combined with high levels of substance abuse and lack of access to culturally appropriate services. This study uses qualitative data to examine factors that affect access to services for sexual minority women who use(d) heroin or crack cocaine. Semi-structured interviews were done with 34 sexual minority women drug users, of diverse sexual identities, recruited from community-based agencies. Interviews explored factors shaping service utilization, including basic life history, self-assessed needs, positive and negative experiences with service providers, and barriers to care. Analysis explored prejudice and discrimination at institutional and interactional levels, the role of social policy, the interactional dynamics surrounding gender presentation, and how these institutional and social processes shape individual experience. The women who participated in this study described multiple layers of marginalization that limited access to—and discouraged use of—a range of vital services, but their stories simultaneously demonstrated the power of personal networks and low-threshold agencies to share resources, provide bridges to services, and build supportive communities.
      PubDate: 2014-05-13
  • “Who’s to Blame'” Constructing the Responsible
           Sexual Agent in Neoliberal Sex Education
    • Abstract: Abstract Based on ethnographic observations in two high schools, this paper analyzes how sex educators deploy the neoliberal discourse of personal responsibility in their comprehensive and abstinence-only lessons. I focus not just on the explicit and intended messages of personal responsibility but also the hidden and evaded lessons that are imparted in the classroom. The findings demonstrate that sex educators rely on and reproduce gender, race, class, and sexual inequalities in their lessons in personal responsibility that put forth a version of the good sexual citizen as self-sufficient, self-regulating, and consequence-bearing, what I call the responsible sexual agent. Yet, in their hidden and evaded lessons, sex educators also underscore the extent to which people’s lives are intertwined with and reliant on others, suggesting the discourse of personal responsibility is inadequate for capturing the complexities and realities of people’s intimate lives. The findings point to the importance of examining the translation and negotiation of neoliberal sex education policy at the classroom level.
      PubDate: 2014-05-10
  • Preventing Pregnancy OR Supporting Students' Learning from the Stories
           of Young Mothers
    • Abstract: Abstract Researchers have long discussed the negative implications of discourses about teenage pregnancy. The authors of this article join this discussion by focusing on the tension between social/educational imperatives to prevent teenage pregnancy and the educational imperative to support all students. Drawing from data from the My Pregnancy Story Project—a mixed-method study of the lived experiences of 27 young pregnant and/or mothering women—this article illustrates that pregnant and mothering students often endure school environments in which they are consistently reminded of their “mistake” by teachers, peers, and sex education learning activities. Although some participants reported feeling stigmatized and silenced, these young women also articulated what they want from their schools. Reflecting on these youth voices, the authors call for school personnel and those making policy decisions to examine and revise school policies in the areas of harassment and bullying, school codes of conduct, personnel hiring and training, health and sex education pedagogy, and access to information.
      PubDate: 2014-05-07
  • Effects of Sexual Objectification on Conspicuous Consumption and
    • Abstract: Abstract Few studies have examined the effect of sexual objectification on consumption and materialism. We addressed this gap in the literature by examining whether sexual objectification is related to conspicuous consumption and materialism. More specifically, we attempt to answer the following questions: “What are some of the major antecedents of conspicuous consumption and materialism'” and “Is there any relationship between conspicuous consumption and materialism'” Using a quantitative approach, a multistage and cluster sampling method, and self-report questionnaires, we gathered responses from 362 young females living in Iran, as a developing country governed by Islamic codes. Participants completed self-report measures of the following variables: interpersonal sexual objectification scale (ISOS), body surveillance, body shame, conspicuous consumption, and materialism. Results showed that conspicuous consumption was significantly related to materialism. Regression analyses also indicate that body surveillance, as the main variable of self-objectification, had the highest impact on conspicuous consumption. Finally, according to our findings, conspicuous consumption was the main antecedent for materialism. The following study provides evidence for the negative effects of objectification on consumption and materialism.
      PubDate: 2014-04-27
  • Youth Voices and Knowledges: Slam Poetry Speaks to Social Policies
    • Abstract: Abstract Policies related to youth and their sexuality, health, and rights are rarely informed by youth voices and perspectives. We sought to understand youth voice and knowledges in their conceptions of youth rights expressed through slam poetry. We draw from theories of critical race, LatCrit, and asset-based approaches to adolescent sexual health to explore youth’s perspectives on sexuality, health, and rights. Using rhetorical and content analysis, we analyzed 50 poems from a local organization that supports youth poetry slam. Key themes that emerged in our analyses included youth (in 33 % of poems), sexuality (7 %), health (10 %), and rights (7 %). A smaller selection of poems (n = 9) that represented key themes were chosen for critical analysis. Youth consistently responded to regressive legislation in Arizona through slam poetry and expressed the desire for rights to knowledges and the need for supportive policies and practices that consider and reflect the complex realities of their lives. Youth made calls for action and community outreach, and they used poetry as an expression of social action and change. We conclude that youth voice may inform policies and practices that are comprehensive in support of sexual health and rights for youth.
      PubDate: 2014-04-10
  • Erratum to: Navigating Community Institutions: Black Transgender
           Women’s Experiences in Schools, the Criminal Justice System, and
    • PubDate: 2014-04-02
  • Religiosity and the Transition to Nonmarital Parity
    • Abstract: Abstract Nonmarital parity is associated with several negative outcomes, including health problems, educational problems, and poverty. Understanding the risk and protective factors associated with nonmarital parenthood can inform policy and interventions, reducing both the incidences and associated consequences. The current study focuses on how intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity (the degree to which individuals or groups employ religious ideology in forming values and making decisions) are related to the timing of nonmarital parity using discrete time hazard modeling of a nationally representative sample of adolescent females (N = 7,367) from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The majority of the sample (86 %) claimed a religious affiliation and almost a third (32 %) had a nonmarital birth during the study. Even though the majority of the sample is White (67 %), Black and Hispanic females were more likely to experience a nonmarital birth. Results indicate that intrinsic and extrinsic religiosity and religious affiliation assert protective effects for some populations while religious affiliation increases risk in the full model. Recommendations for policy, intervention, and future research are offered.
      PubDate: 2014-03-26
  • Parents’ Attitudes About Safe Schools Policies and Practices:
           Repositioning Parents as Youth Allies Through a Rights-Based Framework
    • Abstract: Abstract The vast majority of young people experience gender or sexuality-based harassment in schools. Effective strategies exist for addressing this problem; however, little is known about parents’ attitudes toward such safe schools policies and practices. In light of recent legislation and case law that reify parental rights over children’s lives, parents’ attitudes toward these issues represent an important focus for research and intervention. In the current study, 301 Illinois parents completed an online survey assessing their attitudes about implementing specific safe schools policies and practices as well as their knowledge about their children’s harassment experiences in schools. Results demonstrate that parents overwhelmingly support practices that protect students from harm but are somewhat more ambivalent toward those that allow children to develop and assert agency. Though some demographic differences were observed in support for safe schools policies and practices, knowledge that their child had been harassed still predicted increased parental support after controlling for demographic effects. Our findings suggest that parents should be viewed as allies, rather than opponents, in the push to implement safe schools policies and practices. In addition, parental attitudes constitute a critical pathway through which young people may be able to affect change within their schools and communities.
      PubDate: 2014-03-08
  • What Kinds of Workshops do Internet-Based Male Escorts Want'
           Implications for Prevention and Health Promotion
    • Abstract: Abstract There has been limited research on the types of programs that male-for-male escorts would want for themselves. In 2013, 418 Internet-based male escorts completed an online survey. Participants were presented with a description of an ongoing outreach program for male sex workers called “Rent University” and asked to select workshop topics that they would be interested in (from a list of 14). Participants selected, on average, six workshops. The most commonly selected workshops centered around enhancing one’s career/wealth as an escort (e.g., “Attracting the ‘right’ clients and keeping them” 65.0 %, “Escorting and legal matters” 64.0 %, “How best to market yourself online” 62.7 %, “Financial planning and planning for the future” 52.7 %). More often than not, demographic characteristics were unassociated with selecting individual topics. Being younger, having less than a college degree, being gay identified, and having used club drugs in the past 12 months were associated with expressing interest in a greater number of workshops. Those seeking to provide such services might be well served to ensure that materials are at an appropriate reading level and culturally acceptable for younger, gay-identified men.
      PubDate: 2014-03-07
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