[Mental health situation of men who have sex with men among university students].

Published: November 8, 2012


To study the mental health situation on men who have sex with men (MSM) among university students.

Snowballing method was used to recruit the target people, and to use both symptom checklist (SCL-90) and psychological interview for measurement. SPSS 11.5 and t-test were used for descriptive analysis.

Measurement of 120 MSM at colleges, the average SCL-90 test appeared as 2.73 (s = 0.51). Mental health situation of the MSM who had been out of the ‘closet’ was better than those who had not (t = 17.325, P < 0.01). Among MSM who had had stable same-sex partners was in better situation than those without (t = 7.286, P < 0.05). There appeared significant effect in improving the mental health situation of MSM who had received psychological counseling and participating in those activities relevant to psychological assistance (F = 31.54, P < 0.01).

Moderate or severe psychological distress often seen in the MSM college students, suggesting that psychological counseling provided to these people was very important.

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