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Költő A, Young H, Burke L, Moreau N, Cosma A, Magnusson J, Windlin B, Reis M, Saewyc EM, Godeau E, Gabhainn SN. (2018) Love and Dating Patterns for Same‐ and Both‐Gender Attracted Adolescents Across Europe. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
By Monica Shannon on April 17, 2018
Sexual orientation is a multidimensional phenomenon, which includes identity, behavior, and attraction. The attraction component, however, is less studied than the other two. In this article, we present the development of a two‐item measure to identify adolescents who prefer same‐ and both‐gender partners for love and dating. The questions were administered to nationally representative samples of 15‐year‐old adolescents in eight European countries and regions participating in the Health Behaviour in School‐aged Children (HBSC) cross‐national study. The distribution of attraction, as operationalized by preference for the gender of love and dating partners, was similar across countries. These questions offer an alternative or supplementary approach to identify same‐ and both‐gender attracted youth, without administering questions related to sexual identity.
Watson RJ, VanKim NA, Rose HA, Porta CM, Gahagan J & Eisenberg ME. (2018) Unhealthy weight control behaviors among youth: Sex of sexual partner is linked to important differences. Eating Disorders.
By Monica Shannon on April 3, 2018
Unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs) have been decreasing for most youth over time, yet little is known whether these behaviors have changed for sexual minority (e.g., non-heterosexual) youth. This is important because many studies have found that sexual minorities report some of the highest rates of UWCBs. To determine whether or not these behaviors have changed over time, given the extreme changes in social contexts over the past two decades, we utilised three waves of the Minnesota Student Survey (N = 55,597, Mage = 17). In doing so, we report trends, disparities, and changes in disparities of UWCBs. Overall, the prevalence of UWCBs has declined from 1999 to 2010 for all youth, but there are alarming disparities by sex of sexual partner. We found that both- and same-sex partnered male youth were more likely to fast, use diet pills, and vomit on purpose to lose weight compared to their opposite-sex partnered counterparts in all three survey years; specifically, both-sex partnered boys were up to 5.5× as likely to vomit on purpose compared to their opposite-sex partnered counterparts. Likewise, both-sex partnered girls were more likely to use diet pills and vomit on purpose to lose weight compared to opposite-sex partnered girls in all three survey years. Additionally, the disparity in fasting to lose weight widened for the same-sex partnered females compared to the opposite-sex partnered females from 1998 to 2004. This has implications for UWCB interventions and preventions targeted specifically towards sexual minorities.
By Monica Shannon on February 28, 2018
By Monica Shannon on February 13, 2018
POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP AT THE STIGMA AND RESILIENCE AMONG VULNERABLE YOUTH CENTRE
The University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing (Vancouver, Canada) invites applications for a two-year term position, 1.0 FTE ($60,000 per year) at the rank of Post- Doctoral Fellow. The position can be extended for an additional year by mutual consent.
The successful applicant, under supervision from our Executive Director and in collaboration with the Center for Innovative Public Health (CiPHR) in the United States, will lead a study conducting one-on-one telephone interviews with sexual and gender minority (SGM) and non- sexual and gender minority (non-SGM) youth as part of the NIH funded Growing up with Media mixed-method study. Interviews will be on the topic of sexual violence and sexual violence perpetration. The project will illuminate how contextual factors, as suggested by the Minority Stress Model, may be similar or different for SGM and non-SGM youth.
The successful applicant will also be involved in the development of upcoming projects focused on conducting online focus groups with LGBTQ2S ethnic minority youth and their families for SMS text-message based interventions. The Fellow will also be involved in other assessment and intervention research as needed.
The Stigma and Resilience among Vulnerable Youth Centre (SARAVYC) is a team of researchers and community partners advancing research to improve the lives of LGBTQ2S and sexually exploited youth. The successful candidate will have a background in qualitative research and join a productive multi-disciplinary, mixed-methods research group with strong commitments to applied research that influence policy, practice and health.
Responsibilities will include:
- Project managing SARAVYC’s portion of the Growing up with Media project
- Conducting interviews, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative data in preparation of peer reviewed and community focused manuscripts
- Supervising research assistants and trainees conducting interviews and analysis
- Developing research ethics applications, reports, academic papers, press releases, presentations and website content
- Updating Executive and Managing Directors as well as collaborators at staff meetings, in email correspondence, and in phone conferences
- Completed a Ph.D. (or shortly expect to complete) in a relevant discipline (g. sociology, nursing, psychology, sociology, anthropology, education, public health)
- Research record of qualitative research on violence exposure and/or LGBTQ2S youth Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2018.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with excellent problem solving and communication skills
To apply, please contact SARAVYC’s Managing Director, Jennifer Wolowic (email@example.com) and submit a cover letter, CV and a writing sample.
UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Moynihan M, Mitchell K, Pitcher C, Havaei F, Ferguson M, Saewyc E. (2018). A systematic review of the state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 440–451.
By Monica Shannon on December 12, 2017
This systematic review assessed the current state of the literature on sexually exploited boys internationally. We aimed to describe what is known about sexual exploitation of boys, identify gaps in the literature, provide implications for practice, and make recommendations for future research. Multiple database searches were conducted using a combination of controlled vocabulary and keywords to capture child and adolescent sexual exploitation. Our search identified 11,099 unique references and excluded studies that did not include male participants less than 18 years old or disaggregate results by relevant age groups and/or by sex. This review identified 42 studies from 23 countries, providing evidence that sexual exploitation of boys is an issue in both high- and low-income countries. Seventeen articles had sexual exploitation as their primary variable of interest, the majority of which sampled boys who accessed services (i.e., shelters, health care, social, and justice services). Boys’ experiences of sexual exploitation varied in terms of venue, exploiters, and compensation. Compared to their non-sexually exploited peers, sexually exploited boys more commonly reported experiences of child abuse, substance use, conduct problems, and mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and self-harm. Despite increasing evidence that boys are sexually exploited around the world, the current literature provides limited data about the antecedents, sequelae, and the specific features of sexual exploitation experiences among boys. Further research is needed to inform, policy, social services and health care delivery specific to the needs of sexually exploited boys.