The Impact of Victimization on the Mental Health and Suicidality of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths.Hershberger, Scott L.; D'Augelli, Anthony R.
Abstract: Studied 165 lesbian, gay, and bisexual youths, 15 to 21 years old, to determine the impact of verbal abuse, threat of attacks, and assault on their mental health. Found a direct effect of victimization on mental health, whereas family support and self-acceptance in concert mediated this victimization and mental health relation. (MDM)
Title: The Impact of Victimization on the Mental Health and Suicidality of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youths.
Author: Hershberger, Scott L.; D'Augelli, Anthony R.
Journal Citation: Developmental Psychology, v31 n1 p65-74 Jan 1995
Note: Special issue on Sexual Orientation and Human Development.
Publication Year: 1995
Document Type: Research Report (143); Journal Article (080)
Target Audience: Teachers and Practitioners
ERIC Identifier: EJ498068
Clearinghouse Identifier: PS522867
Available from: UMI
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Descriptors: Family Influence; * Homosexuality; * Late Adolescents; * Lesbianism; * Mental Health; Self Esteem; Sexual Harassment; * Sexual Identity; Suicide; Young Adults; Youth
Identifiers: Adolescent Attitudes; Bisexuality; *Victimization