publication . Doctoral thesis . 2015

Social Identity Integration, Parental Response, and Psychological Outcomes among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer South Asian Americans

Kishore, Saanjh Aakash;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Country: United States
Abstract
The goal of this study is to understand how social identities are integrated across domains of identity. Focusing on a population in which cultural norms dictate sexuality behaviors as a condition of ethnic membership, the study examines how South Asian LGBQ Americans integrate their ethnic and sexual orientation identities, and also examines the role of this dual social identity integration in the relationship between the distal stress of parental responses to LGBQ identity, the proximal stress of internalized homophobia, and mental health outcomes. One-hundred and twenty-five (125) self-identified South Asian LGBQ Americans were recruited from across the U.S. ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, GLBT studies, Ethnic studies, Identity Integration, Intersectionality, LGBQ Health, Parenting, Psychological Distress, South Asian Americans
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