AIDS Prevention in Adolescent Gays: Health Locus of Control and Self-Disclosure
White M R
9 gay & 8 heterosexual college-aged men were given a self-disclosure scale & a health locus of control scale. A retrospective recall study was completed by the gay men. Although 77% of the gay subjects reported anxiety & depression, & 33% had suicidal ideation, only 1 out of 9 discussed their questions & feelings with a professional. Gays did not appear to self-disclose to professionals more often than heterosexuals. Outreach educational & counselling programs in the schools are recommended.