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Title
Stress-related growth, coming out, and internalized homonegativity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth : an examination of stress-related growth within the minority stress model
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Abstract
This study investigates how young lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals deal with coming out and how perceived personal growth may result from that experience. We considered stress-related growth as a mediator between coming-out experiences and internalized homonegativity (IH). Our sample was taken from an online survey and is comprised of 502 LGBs aged 14-30. The social environment's acceptance of an individual's sexual orientation and the individual's social identification influence stress-related growth. Several coming-out indicators influence internalized homonegativity and, although growth perception does not function as a mediator between coming out and internalized homonegativity, it has a direct effect on IH.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of homosexuality. - New York, N.Y., 1974, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2011
ISSN
0091-8369 [print]
1540-3602 [online]
Volume/pages
58:1(2011), p. 117-137
ISI
000286821600006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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