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Intersecting Identity Confliction: Victimization of Queer Black Males and Criminality
by Reynolds, Alexis M., Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2018, 61; 10680925
Abstract (Summary)

To examine the influence sexual identity has on the relationship between victimization and aggression in queer Black Men, thirty-eight participants (31 queer Black men, 7 straight Black men) completed a survey designed to assess experiences of victimization and current aggressive attitudes and behavior. This study hypothesized the following: (1) Queer Black men experience higher levels of victimization, (2) sexual orientation affects the strength of the relationship between victimization and aggression, and (3) there is a positive correlation between victimization and aggression. Findings indicated that queer Black men did not report higher rates of victimization and that sexual orientation did not moderate the strength of these two variables. Despite these findings, results indicated a positive relationship between victimization and aggression in both groups, with queer Black men exhibiting a stronger correlation. These significant findings further reinforce theoretical models and set groundwork for future research to address challenges that confront this understudied population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wernsman, Jamie
Commitee: Coker, Kendell, Hoy-Watkins, Michelle
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: Clinical Forensic Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 79/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Sexuality, African American Studies, Psychology, LGBTQ studies
Keywords: Black men, Men, Offending, Queer, Victimization
Publication Number: 10680925
ISBN: 978-0-355-54048-2
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