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Qualitative & Quantitative Articles for Final Paper Qualitative 1. Jr, M. J. D., Brown, D., Steen, J., & Benoit, E. (2018). Understanding the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Men’s Risk Behavior: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR Research Protocols , 7 (2). doi: 10.2196/resprot.9071 Summary : In this article, Brown, Steen and Benoit (2018) assert that childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has negative antecedent outcomes for black and Latino gay men, which include poor mental health and high-risk sexual behavior. The authors conceptualize that CSE, together with their social identities influence relationships as adults, alcohol and drug use, and psychological distress. The goal of this research is to inform testable approaches to incorporating sexual abuse history into other mental health care used by men with a history of CSE. Research question of authors : How can qualitative assessments of sexual abuse history be used in conjunction with other mental health screening to better understand the impact of abuse. Method : The researchers use mixed-method, cross sectional interviews with 80 black and Latino men in New York City to examine sexual experiences including non-consensual acts with both men and women during childhood. Strength : Using mixed methods allows for data triangulation, enabling the researchers to assess their reliability and validity. Furthermore, a strength of this research is its ability to assess intersecting social identities (race, gender, ability etc.) that derive an understanding on the impact of CSE on risky antecedent behavior. Unlike some quantitative research that takes a limited understanding of what abuse consists of, this study considers cultural variations of what sexual abuse is. Limitation : This study doesn’t have a truly representative sample as there are several exclusions from participation (i.e. Non-English speakers). Moreover, the recruitment for this study favors those with internet access. 2. Benoit, E., & Downing, M. J. (2013). Childhood sexual experiences among substance- using non-gay identified Black men who have sex with men and women. Child Abuse & Neglect , 37 (9), 679–690. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.04.007
Qualitative & Quantitative Articles for Final Paper Summary : The authors completed in-depth interviews with thirty-three men who identified as Black male, 18 years or older and not self-identifying as homosexual (half identified as bisexual, one-third heterosexual) who described their sexual experiences including childhood sexual abuse (CSA). Research question : Does childhood sexual experiences (abuse or consented) have any implications on risky behavior as adults? Method : The interviews were systemically read and coded. The initial codes and patterns of sexual experienced were compared and designated into one of four childhood sexual experience patterns.

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