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Stress-related growth, coming out, and internalized homonegativity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: an examination of stress-related growth within the minority stress model

Nele Cox (UGent) , Alexis Dewaele (UGent) , Mieke Van Houtte (UGent) and Johny Vincke (UGent)
(2011) JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 58(1). p.117-137
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This study investigates how young lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals deal with coming out and how perceived personal growth may result from that experience. We considered stress-related growth as a mediator between coming-out experiences and internalized homonegativity (IH). Our sample was taken from an online survey and is comprised of 502 LGBs aged 14–30. The social environment’s acceptance of an individual’s sexual orientation and the individual’s social identification influence stress-related growth. Several coming-out indicators influence internalized homonegativity and, although growth perception does not function as a mediator between coming out and internalized homonegativity, it has a direct effect on IH.
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stress-related growth, internalized homonegativity, coming out, minority stress model, LGB youth, POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, COPING STRATEGIES, SELF-ESTEEM, MEN, IDENTITY, DISCLOSURE, HOMOPHOBIA, CONSEQUENCES, HETEROSEXISM

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Cox, Nele, Alexis Dewaele, Mieke Van Houtte, and Johny Vincke. 2011. “Stress-related Growth, Coming Out, and Internalized Homonegativity in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: An Examination of Stress-related Growth Within the Minority Stress Model.” Journal of Homosexuality 58 (1): 117–137.
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Cox, Nele, Dewaele, A., Van Houtte, M., & Vincke, J. (2011). Stress-related growth, coming out, and internalized homonegativity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: an examination of stress-related growth within the minority stress model. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 58(1), 117–137.
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Cox N, Dewaele A, Van Houtte M, Vincke J. Stress-related growth, coming out, and internalized homonegativity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: an examination of stress-related growth within the minority stress model. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 2011;58(1):117–37.
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Cox, Nele, Alexis Dewaele, Mieke Van Houtte, et al. “Stress-related Growth, Coming Out, and Internalized Homonegativity in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth: An Examination of Stress-related Growth Within the Minority Stress Model.” JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY 58.1 (2011): 117–137. Print.
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  abstract     = {This study investigates how young lesbian, gay, and bisexual
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  author       = {Cox, Nele and Dewaele, Alexis and Van Houtte, Mieke and Vincke, Johny},
  issn         = {0091-8369},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY},
  keyword      = {stress-related growth,internalized homonegativity,coming out,minority stress model,LGB youth,POSTTRAUMATIC GROWTH,SEXUAL ORIENTATION,COPING STRATEGIES,SELF-ESTEEM,MEN,IDENTITY,DISCLOSURE,HOMOPHOBIA,CONSEQUENCES,HETEROSEXISM},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {117--137},
  title        = {Stress-related growth, coming out, and internalized homonegativity in lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth: an examination of stress-related growth within the minority stress model},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00918369.2011.533631},
  volume       = {58},
  year         = {2011},
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