ERIC Number: EJ1019498
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
Monogamy on the Street: A Mixed Methods Study of Homeless Men
Brown, Ryan A.; Kennedy, David P.; Tucker, Joan S.; Golinelli, Daniela; Wenzel, Suzanne L.
Journal of Mixed Methods Research, v7 n4 p328-346 Oct 2013
In this study, we used a mixed methods approach to explore the determinants of relationship patterns and risky sex among homeless men living in downtown Los Angeles. This involved analysis of qualitative interviews focused on gender ideology and sexual events ("n" = 30) as well as structured interviews ("n" = 305) focused on homeless men's sexual partners, sexual behaviors, and social networks. We found that men valued committed relationships but were frustrated by their lack of access to female partners (accentuated by the stigma attached to homeless males) and also by structural and logistical barriers to relationships. Some men reported monogamous relationships; such relationships were less likely with homeless or substance-using partners and more likely with partners central to men's social networks.
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Males, Homeless People, Sexuality, At Risk Persons, Urban Areas, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship, Social Attitudes, Barriers, Interviews, Mental Health, Attitude Measures, Health Behavior, Gender Issues, Females, Sex Role, Data Analysis, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Substance Abuse
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Identifiers - Location: California