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The impact of gender-role nonconforming behavior, bullying, and social support on suicidality among gay male youth.

Authors
  • Friedman, Mark S
  • Koeske, Gary F
  • Silvestre, Anthony J
  • Korr, Wynne S
  • Sites, Edward W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Adolescent Health
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 2006
Volume
38
Issue
5
Pages
621–623
Identifiers
PMID: 16635780
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study hypothesized that gender-role nonconformity is associated with suicidality, and bullying mediates this relationship. Gay males retrospectively answered questions pertaining to elementary, middle, and high school. Support for the hypotheses was found. Results can help screen gay youth for suicidality and support the need for policies prohibiting harassment based on sexual orientation.

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