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dc.contributor.advisorMajumdar, Debarun
dc.contributor.authorRollman-Tinajero, Cheryl P. ( )
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-01T21:11:10Z
dc.date.available2015-06-01T21:11:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.citationRollman-Tinajero, C. P. (2015). Same-sex relationship behaviors: A comparative analysis of those in marriages and relationships (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5547
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the legitimization of relationship status and its impact on risky behavior and stigma in same-sex couples. Using recent national data (N = 153), behaviors of those in same-sex committed relationships are compared to the behaviors of those in legally recognized same-sex marriages. There is little research done on the differences in behavior between those in same-sex marriages and those in same-sex relationships. This is a topic of sociological interest as it has long been believed that the institution of marriage confers several protections that increase the health, both mental and physical, for married individuals and that sexual stigma, when internalized, can impact behavior. It has yet to be determined if these marriage protections apply to those in non-heterosexual marriages and how stigma is related to marital status for same-sex couples. Results show that those in same-sex marriages are less likely to engage in certain risky health behaviors such as binge drinking. Those in legal same-sex marriages experience lower levels of stigma across all life stages than those that are not married, though experiences of stigma are significantly high for both groups. A longitudinal study is suggested so that the behavior of newly married gay men, lesbians and bisexuals can be studied over the course of their same-sex marriages.
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent58 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSame-sex marriage
dc.subjectData collection
dc.subjectLGBT population
dc.subjectLGBT demography
dc.subjectSame-sex behaviors
dc.subjectSociology of the family
dc.subjectGay marriage
dc.subjectStigma
dc.subjectMinority stigma
dc.subjectSexual stigma
dc.subjectDeviance
dc.subject.lcshSame-sex marriageen_US
dc.subject.lcshGay couplesen_US
dc.subject.lcshSexual minoritiesen_US
dc.titleSame-Sex Relationship Behaviors: A Comparative Analysis of Those in Marriages and Relationships
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWivagg, Jonathan
dc.contributor.committeeMemberOgletree, Shirley
thesis.degree.departmentSociology
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentSociology


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