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ERIC Number: EJ798456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 50
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 142
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Internalized Heterosexism: Measurement, Psychosocial Correlates, and Research Directions
Szymanski, Dawn M.; Kashubeck-West, Susan; Meyer, Jill
Counseling Psychologist, v36 n4 p525-574 2008
This article provides an integrated critical review of the literature on internalized heterosexism/internalized homophobia (IH), its measurement, and its psychosocial correlates. It describes the psychometric properties of six published measures used to operationalize the construct of IH. It also critically reviews empirical studies on correlates of IH in the areas of sexual identity formation and the coming-out process; mental, psychosocial, and physical health; substance use; sexual risk-taking behavior; intimate relationships; parenting and family issues; gender roles and feminism; race and ethnicity; religion; career issues; and counselor-client interactions and treatment interventions. Last, it discusses limitations of the body of research and provides suggestions for future research throughout the review.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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