Department of Psychology
The purpose of this study was to provide formative data on the sexual behaviors of emerging adult Black men who attended a historically Black college/university. A convenience sample of 19 participants completed a demographic questionnaire and a semi-structured interview. This study utilized a phenomenological qualitative approach to explore the role of the developmental stage that emerging adulthood has on sexual health. Some of the major themes that emerged included maturation, sexual decision-making, respectability, a future orientation, and masculinity. Despite sexual initiation beginning prior to entering college, participants discussed how the college environment presented them with new information, experiences, and attitudes. This study provides useful information for the future investigation of emerging adult Black men who attend HBCUs.
Younge, Sinead N.; Boyer, Cherrie B.; Geter, Angelica; Barker, Judith C.; and Corneile, Maya, "An Exploration of the Sexual Behaviors of Emerging Adult Men Attending a Historically Black College/University" (2014). Morehouse Faculty Publications. 5.
Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships