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Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality Among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals

Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality Among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals The authors examined the associations between internalized homophobia, outness, community connectedness, depressive symptoms, and relationship quality among a diverse community sample of 396 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Structural equation models showed that internalized homophobia was associated with greater relationship problems both generally and among coupled participants independent of outness and community connectedness. Depressive symptoms mediated the association between internalized homophobia and relationship problems. This study improves present understandings of the association between internalized homophobia and relationship quality by distinguishing between the effects of the core construct of internalized homophobia and its correlates and outcomes. The findings are useful for counselors interested in interventions and treatment approaches to help LGB individuals cope with internalized homophobia and relationship problems. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Counseling Psychology American Psychological Association

Internalized Homophobia and Relationship Quality Among Lesbians, Gay Men, and Bisexuals

Journal of Counseling Psychology , Volume 56 (1): 13 – Jan 1, 2009

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0022-0167
eISSN
1939-2168
DOI
10.1037/a0012844
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Abstract

The authors examined the associations between internalized homophobia, outness, community connectedness, depressive symptoms, and relationship quality among a diverse community sample of 396 lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals. Structural equation models showed that internalized homophobia was associated with greater relationship problems both generally and among coupled participants independent of outness and community connectedness. Depressive symptoms mediated the association between internalized homophobia and relationship problems. This study improves present understandings of the association between internalized homophobia and relationship quality by distinguishing between the effects of the core construct of internalized homophobia and its correlates and outcomes. The findings are useful for counselors interested in interventions and treatment approaches to help LGB individuals cope with internalized homophobia and relationship problems.

Journal

Journal of Counseling PsychologyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Jan 1, 2009

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