Furthermore, we hypothesized that where disadvantaged social status is related to lower social and psychological well-being and greater depression, this relationship would be mediated, at least in part, by coping resources: Both authors developed the California Quality of Life Survey, collected data, originated ideas, interpreted findings, and edited drafts of the article. Weighted Sample Characteristics, by Sexual Orientation: Herek GM, Greene B, editors. Do the challenges of minority life hone purpose and growth? Data were collected as part of Project Stride, a study of the relationships among stress, identity, and mental health in a diverse LGB population in New York City more information about Project Stride is available online at http: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.
For example, our examination of social well-being among young LGB persons suggests that the diminished stigmatization of homosexuality does not necessarily translate into advantages for young LGB persons in terms of a broader measure of how well individuals relate to their social worlds.
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Reports of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems among homosexual, bisexual and heterosexual respondents: Although the difference between the youngest and oldest age cohorts in social well-being was somewhat diminished in Model 2, Barron and Kenny's condition for mediation was not met because age cohort was not related to identity valence or connectedness Table 2. The internal consistency reliability of the total scale was 0. American Association for Public Opinion Research. We also observed that those individuals who identified as heterosexual but had positive histories of same-gender sexual partners experienced a somewhat greater burden of physical health complaints that were not accounted for by HIV status or psychological distress. And how they bring a note of tragedy in: Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer.
AIDS, identity, and community: In general, coping processes related to minority stressors are those that foster a positive re-evaluation of stigmatized identity for example, by providing a favorable basis for social comparisons and make available social support resources. We also hypothesized that social and psychological well-being would be enhanced by, and depression decreased by, positive attitudes toward one's sexual identity and by increased connectedness to the LGB community. Logistic regression analyses that evaluated the effects of sexual orientation were conducted separately by gender. This is relevant because previous studies have shown both higher levels of perceived social discrimination among lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals compared with heterosexual individuals 44 and a strong positive association between perceptions of discrimination and psychological morbidity. The Miraculous World of Edo Painting.