Minority Stress, Spirituality and Psychological Quality of Life in a Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Sample

Minority Stress, Spirituality and Psychological Quality of Life in a Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Sample

Date: August 2013
Creator: Purser, Megan M.
Description: Unique factors associated with the experience of spirituality and religiosity for many in lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) communities include minority stress. Using structural equation modeling, we examined whether minority stress mediates the relationship between spirituality and psychological quality of life (QOL). Results indicate minority stress mediates the relationship between spirituality and psychological QOL for gay men and bisexuals. However, minority stress is not a significant mediator for lesbians. Therefore, lesbians may experience minority stress and its relationship to psychological QOL differently than gay men and bisexuals due to higher societal acceptance. This study provides support for examining lesbians, gay men and bisexuals separately rather than as one sexual minority group.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
GLBT History at UNT

GLBT History at UNT

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Roberts, Amanda; Pomerleau, Clark A. & Wisely, Karen
Description: Poster presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community at the University of North Texas (UNT).
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College