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New Developments in the Field: Measuring Community Climate

New Developments in the Field: Measuring Community Climate Community climate is the degree of support for GLBT people within a specific locale. In this paper we describe the elements of community climate, theorize how it is produced, and argue that this approach provides an important elaboration of Meyer's (2003) minority stress model. Furthermore, we present a new methodology for assessing community climate that could be used by any researcher with a geographically diverse data set that includes location identifiers such as ZIP code. In closing we discuss the theoretical, empirical, and practical contributions that could be made by GLBT family scholars who utilize this new technique for measuring community climate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal Of Glbt Family Studies Taylor & Francis

New Developments in the Field: Measuring Community Climate

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Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1550-4298
eISSN
1550-428X
DOI
10.1080/15504281003709230
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Abstract

Community climate is the degree of support for GLBT people within a specific locale. In this paper we describe the elements of community climate, theorize how it is produced, and argue that this approach provides an important elaboration of Meyer's (2003) minority stress model. Furthermore, we present a new methodology for assessing community climate that could be used by any researcher with a geographically diverse data set that includes location identifiers such as ZIP code. In closing we discuss the theoretical, empirical, and practical contributions that could be made by GLBT family scholars who utilize this new technique for measuring community climate.

Journal

Journal Of Glbt Family StudiesTaylor & Francis

Published: May 5, 2010

Keywords: Community climate; GLBT; measurement; minority stress theory; well-being

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