Minority Stress, Homonegativity, Alcohol Use and Mental Health Among College Gay Males

John Flood, Christopher McLaughlin, Garry Prentice

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    Abstract

    Minority stressors, extent of disclosure, and connection to the gay community were examined in relation to alcohol use and psychological strain in gay male students. This study examined whether membership in a campus-based lesbian, gay, and bisexual society acts as a cultural vulnerability for alcohol use while at the same time providing important coping resources that result in lower levels of psychological distress. Members did not differ from non-members in relation to binge drinking, social support, psychological strain, or overall alcohol consumption, but they were less likely to abstain. A variety of measures of minority stress predicted binge drinking behavior.
    LanguageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    Volume17
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Jul 2013

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    Mental Health
    mental health
    alcohol
    Alcohols
    minority
    Binge Drinking
    alcohol consumption
    social support
    Psychology
    coping
    vulnerability
    Drinking Behavior
    resources
    community
    Disclosure
    student
    Social Support
    Alcohol Drinking
    Sexual Minorities
    Students

    Keywords

    • sexual identity
    • sexual minority
    • mental health
    • substance abuse

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    Flood, John ; McLaughlin, Christopher ; Prentice, Garry. / Minority Stress, Homonegativity, Alcohol Use and Mental Health Among College Gay Males. In: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health. 2013 ; Vol. 17, No. 4.
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