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ERIC Number: EJ889429
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Minority Stress and Psychological Distress among Asian American Sexual Minority Persons
Szymanski, Dawn M.; Sung, Mi Ra
Counseling Psychologist, v38 n6 p848-872 Aug 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine multiple minority stressors (i.e., heterosexist events, racist events, heterosexism in communities of color, racism in sexual minority communities, race-related dating and relationship problems, internalized heterosexism or homophobia, outness to family, and outness to world) as they relate to the psychological distress of 144 Asian American lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) persons. When examined concomitantly, these minority stress variables accounted for approximately one third of the variance in psychological distress scores. Results indicate that heterosexism in communities of color, race-related dating and relationship problems in the LGBTQ community, internalized heterosexism, and outness to world were the only significant and unique predictors of Asian American LGBTQ persons' psychological distress. In addition, no support was found for the moderating or mediating roles of outness in the internalized heterosexism-distress link. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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