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dc.contributor.supervisor Vasey, Paul L.
dc.contributor.author Semenyna, Scott
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-30T19:07:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-30T19:07:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3814
dc.description.abstract Bullying is recognized, both in the popular media and the academic literature, as a highly important social issue requiring understanding in order to redress its harms. Research has established that same-sex attracted males in the West are at heightened risk for victimization due to bullying. Although not entirely understood, the connection between male sexual orientation and heightened victimization due to bullying has been linked to homophobia, same-sex attracted males’ deviation from gender norms, as well as their lower levels of physical aggression. The studies contained in this thesis examine the connections between physical aggression, childhood gender-atypicality, and sexual orientation in the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, a culture tolerant of same-sex attracted males (known locally as fa’afafine, a third gender). Despite being highly gender-atypical in childhood, fa’afafine did not report greater victimization due to bullying in childhood than opposite-sex attracted men. This finding is unprecedented compared to Western data. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Psychology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Physical Aggression en_US
dc.subject Victimization en_US
dc.subject Sexual Orientation en_US
dc.subject Male Androphilia en_US
dc.subject Samoa en_US
dc.title Bullying, physical aggressivity, gender atypicality, and sexual orientation in males en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0621 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US
dc.embargo No en_US


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