Financial imbalance, minority stress and IPV in male-male couples Open Access

Hall, Casey Daniel (2014)

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This study examines how financial imbalance may shape intimate partner violence and sexual risk among male-male couples. It examines how minority stress and social exchange theory may explain the role of financial imbalance in male-male relationships. We conducted a 10-week longitudinal qualitative study with men who have sex with men (MSM) examining relationship perceptions and sexual risk-taking. During a baseline in-depth interview (IDI), participants built a retrospective sexual history timeline. Participants completed three follow-up relationship diaries, which were discussed in a debrief IDI. Verbatim transcripts were analyzed as life-stories and thematically coded. Preliminary results suggest that male same-sex relationships may fall along a spectrum generally falling in one of three categories: dependent relationships, sugar daddy relationships and transactional sex. Participants like financial imbalance to a sense of control and conflict. Results may be used to inform the social exchange theory to better address sexual decision-making in male-male relationships.

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Chapter 1: Introduction .............................................................................................................................1

Objective and Aims ...................................................................................................................................2
Minority Stress and Stigma ........................................................................................................................3

Intimate partner violence among MSM ........................................................................................................5
Table 1 Reporting of receipt of violence by recall period ................................................................................6

Social Exchange Theory and Intra-Household Dynamics of Economics .............................................................7

Economics and MSM ................................................................................................................................9

Gaps in Literature....................................................................................................................................11
Chapter 2: Manuscript..............................................................................................................................13

Abstract ................................................................................................................................................16

Introduction........................................................................................................................................... 17

Analysis .................................................................................................................................................25

Discussion ..............................................................................................................................................36

Conclusion .............................................................................................................................................42

References:.............................................................................................................................................43
Chapter 3: Public Health Implications.........................................................................................................49

References .............................................................................................................................................53

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