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A positive look at a difficult time: a strength based examination of coming out for lesbian and bisexual women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18029311     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study reports the results of 337 lesbian and 59 bisexual women who completed a survey of sexual and health behaviors collected at gay, lesbian, and bisexual community events in New York City and Los Angeles. The Stress Related Growth Scale was adapted to capture the unique experience of managing a gay or bisexual identity. Stress related growth (SRG)was positively correlated with age, ethnic community attachment, number of female partners, generativity, and number of years out to self. Women with higher levels of education and women of color scored significantly higher on SRG. Findings indicate that SRG may be more salient when used to explore inherent personal characteristics such as sexual orientation or minority status than general stressful life events.
Authors:
Lorelei Bonet; Brooke E Wells; Jeffrey T Parsons
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of LGBT health research     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1557-4091     ISO Abbreviation:  J LGBT Health Res     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-21     Completed Date:  2008-01-08     Revised Date:  2009-12-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101254470     Medline TA:  J LGBT Health Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7-14     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Graduate Center of the City University of New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological*
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Bisexuality / psychology*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Data Collection
Female
Gender Identity*
Homosexuality, Female*
Humans
Middle Aged
Psychological Tests
Psychometrics
Sexual Behavior / psychology*
Social Identification*
Stress, Psychological*

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