ERIC Number: EJ1067874
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Exploring Young Adult Sexual Minority Women's Perspectives on LGBTQ Smoking
Youatt, Emily J.; Johns, Michelle M.; Pingel, Emily S.; Soler, Jorge H.; Bauermeister, José A.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v12 n3 p323-342 2015
Smoking rates are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals than among heterosexuals. These disparities are exacerbated during the transition from youth to young adulthood. The current study uses in-depth qualitative interviews to understand perceptions of LGBTQ smoking among LBQ-identified women (N = 30, ages 18 to 24). Major themes identified include the belief that smoking was a way of overcoming stressors faced by heterosexual and LGBTQ young adults alike, a mechanism to relieve sexuality-related stressors, and an ingrained part of LGBTQ culture. Results may suggest unique stressors influence LGBTQ smokers. Implications for smoking cessation interventions for LGBTQ youth are discussed.
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Young Adults, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Attitude Measures, Youth, Smoking, Stress Management, Sexuality, Stress Variables, Cultural Influences, Semi Structured Interviews, Qualitative Research, Intervention, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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