Gay men's construction and management of identity on Grindr

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, 2017. Gay men's construction and management of identity on Grindr. Sexuality & Culture, 21 (1), pp. 187-204. ISSN 1095-5143

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Abstract

This study explores gay men's construction and management of identity on Grindr. A sample of gay men was interviewed and the data were analyzed using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. The following themes are outlined: (1) constructing and re-constructing identities on Grindr; (2) bolstering sexual self-efficacy; (3) managing online and offline identities. Despite the apparent social psychological benefits of geospatial gay social networking applications, the pressures of coercive norms on the application as well as perceived "addiction" to it can result in threats to identity, thereby challenging social and psychological wellbeing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Sexuality & Culture
Creators: Jaspal, R.
Publisher: Springer
Date: 2017
Volume: 21
Number: 1
ISSN: 1095-5143
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1007/s12119-016-9389-3DOI
1314137Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 16 Apr 2020 13:33
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2020 13:33
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39658

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