Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Heterosexual versus gay men: Self-esteem, body investment, social support and narcissism traits
by Sanchez-Azpeitia, Horacio, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 77; 1527585
Abstract (Summary)

This quantitative study compared the following concepts between heterosexual men and gay men: (a) self-esteem, (b) body image, (c) social support, and (d) narcissism traits. The same survey was given to 50 males, 26 of the males identified themselves as heterosexual while 24 identified themselves as gay. The findings reveal that out of the four concepts, only body investment was significantly related to participant's sexual orientation. Gay males in this study invested more on their body when compared to their heterosexual counterparts, while there was no significant relationship between selfesteem, body image, and social support for either sexual orientation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social psychology, Social work, LGBTQ studies
Publication Number: 1527585
ISBN: 978-1-303-79624-1
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