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Middle-aged and old-aged homosexual men in digital media: self-description, social support and quality of life

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Author(s):
João Paulo Ferreira ; Keika Inouye [2] ; Richard Miskolci [3]
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physis: Revista de Saúde Coletiva; v. 30, n. 2 2020-09-25.
Abstract

Abstract This study aims to identify and analyze the indicators of quality of life and social support, as well as the profile descriptors used by middle-aged men who seek and/or are interested in same-sex relationships on digital platforms. The methodological design was quantitative, descriptive and cross-sectional. The data have been collected through a socio-demographic questionnaire, the WHOQOL-bref and the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Scale, and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences® (SPSS). The results confirmed that the most prevalent descriptors were those that sought to get rid of notions that could associate maturity and old age with disability and frailty, in addition to strengthening positive and sexualized hegemonic representations of masculinity. In relation to the total scores of social support and quality of life, these showed a directly proportional, significant and moderate correlation (rho=0.609, p<0.001). (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/22923-3 - Perceptions of hope and quality of life of aging individuals that relate with same-sex people
Grantee:João Paulo Ferreira da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 15/05623-1 - Commodified desires: from classified to the profiles in applications in the search for same-sex partners
Grantee:João Paulo Ferreira da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master