Gender Role Socialization and Male-on-Male vs. Female-on-Male Child Sexual Abuse

Gender Role Socialization and Male-on-Male vs. Female-on-Male Child Sexual Abuse Most images of sexual abuse in contemporarysociety involve adult male perpetrators and femalevictims. In this paper, we consider the effects of childsexual abuse on the adult male gender roles of boyhood survivors of abuse. Specifically, we examinethe effects of coerced male-on-male (CM), coercedfemale-on-male (CF), and non-coerced female-on-male (NF)sexual contact on attitudes toward and behavior in adult heterosexual relationships. Usinglongitudinal data from 105 predominantly AfricanAmerican, working class men, we first document theprevalence of all 3 types of abuse within our sample.Consistent with gender socialization hypotheses, we foundthat relative to non-abused men, CM and CF survivorswere more likely to report violence toward intimatepartners. Compared to CF and NF survivors, CM survivors reported being kinder to women. CF survivorswere more likely to have committed sex offenses relativeto CM and NF survivors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sex Roles Springer Journals

Gender Role Socialization and Male-on-Male vs. Female-on-Male Child Sexual Abuse

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Subject
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
ISSN
0360-0025
eISSN
1573-2762
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1018864202537
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Abstract

Most images of sexual abuse in contemporarysociety involve adult male perpetrators and femalevictims. In this paper, we consider the effects of childsexual abuse on the adult male gender roles of boyhood survivors of abuse. Specifically, we examinethe effects of coerced male-on-male (CM), coercedfemale-on-male (CF), and non-coerced female-on-male (NF)sexual contact on attitudes toward and behavior in adult heterosexual relationships. Usinglongitudinal data from 105 predominantly AfricanAmerican, working class men, we first document theprevalence of all 3 types of abuse within our sample.Consistent with gender socialization hypotheses, we foundthat relative to non-abused men, CM and CF survivorswere more likely to report violence toward intimatepartners. Compared to CF and NF survivors, CM survivors reported being kinder to women. CF survivorswere more likely to have committed sex offenses relativeto CM and NF survivors.

Journal

Sex RolesSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 6, 2004

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