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100 1  Schipper, William C 
245 10 Masculinity, spirituality, and sexuality:  The interpreted,
       lived experience of the traditional age college male 
300    242 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-
       03, Section: B, page: 1985 
500    Adviser:  Stanford J. Searl, Jr 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--Union Institute and University, 2009 
520    This qualitative-grounded-theory study examined the 
       interpreted, lived experience of masculinity, spirituality,
       and sexuality of traditional age (18-22year-old) college 
       males, and the ways they may be interrelated. Possible 
       connection or disconnection between spirituality and 
       sexuality was considered. Data were gathered at two small 
       private men's colleges in the Midwest---one with Catholic 
       affiliation, the other without religious affiliation. Face
       -to-face, semi-structured interviews were conducted with 
       20 traditional age college men: 17 Catholic, 1 atheist, 1 
       Methodist, 1 unaffiliated Christian. Findings indicated 
       aspects of hegemonic masculinity in the ways participants 
       described their masculinity and the way they perceived the
       masculinity of their peers. Winning, being in control, 
       power, physical strength, and sexual prowess were all 
       parts of the way participants constructed their 
       masculinity. Men in this study evaluated their own 
       masculinity in relation to that of their peers; the more 
       masculine they perceived other men to be, the less 
       masculine they felt. Participants, while aware of elements
       of hegemony in their construction of masculinity, also 
       felt that they "did" masculinity differently than their 
       peers. Most frequently this was expressed as a feeling of 
       being masculine when able to have deep personal 
       conversations with other close male friends. All of the 
       men in this study identified themselves as heterosexual 
       and described sexuality in terms of genital sexual acts 
       but also included nongenital aspects in their 
       understanding and experience of sexuality, such as 
       intimacy, vulnerability, personal growth, and nongenital 
       physical acts. Participants in this study expressed their 
       spirituality in traditional ways, such as prayer, 
       attending church services, and helping others. Of the 20 
       men in this study, 19 reported that spirituality 
       influenced their decisions about sexual activity and 
       believed that integrating spirituality and sexuality would
       be beneficial and desired such integration. Half of the 
       participants who were sexually active reported 
       experiencing such a spiritual/sexual connection which they
       interpreted as very positive 
590    School code: 1414 
650  4 Psychology, Social 
650  4 Gender Studies 
690    0451 
690    0733 
710 2  Union Institute and University 
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