Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Suzanne H Lease
Sara K Bridges
Research has suggested a relationship between interpersonal trauma and PTSD symptomology among non-heterosexual men. However, there is little research evaluating the roles that conformity to male norms and minority stress have on the relationship between interpersonal trauma and PTSD symptomology. Using a convenience sample of 221 non-heterosexual male participants who had experienced interpersonal trauma, this study explored whether the conformity to male norms subscales and minority stress subscales predicted PTSD symptomology. Results demonstrated that the number of traumatic events and recency of traumatic events were the strongest predictors of PTSD symptomology. Endorsement of risk-taking behaviors, a heterosexual self-presentation, concern regarding feeling accepted by others, and difficulty processing one's sexual orientation predicted PTSD symptomology. Furthermore, responses indicating lower internalized feelings of one's sexual orientation and a lower acceptance toward violence predicted decreased rates of PTSD symptomology. Clinical and research implications will be discussed.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Cole, Floyd, "Male Norm Conformity and Minority Stress as Predictors of PTSD Symptomology Among Non-Heterosexual Men" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1663.