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Social support and life satisfaction among gay men in Spain.
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PMID:  22335420     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Since the early 1960s, social support has been a topic of interest and study among social psychologists and other professionals investigating social issues. In spite of this growing interest by the scientific community, there are few studies on social support in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, and even fewer on the impact of social support on life satisfaction. In this regard, in Spain, there are very few psychosocial studies on homosexual groups. In the present study, the authors analyze social support data and life satisfaction in a sample of 220 gay residents of Málaga and Sevilla. The results show that friends are the most important source of overall social support, and that, in the family, sisters provide the most support and contribute to increased life satisfaction. On the other hand, social support had an effect on the level of life satisfaction, although the results indicate that factors associated with homosexual identity are the best predictors of life satisfaction. The implications of these results are discussed as well as potential future research.
Juan Manuel Domínguez-Fuentes; María Isabel Hombrados-Mendieta; Patricia García-Leiva
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of homosexuality     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1540-3602     ISO Abbreviation:  J Homosex     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502386     Medline TA:  J Homosex     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
a Department of Social Psychology, Social Anthropology, Social Work, and Social Services , University of Málaga , Málaga , Spain.
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