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Minority Stress, Parenting Styles, and Mental Health in Brazilian Homosexual Men.

Authors
  • Lawrenz, Priscila1
  • Habigzang, Luísa Fernanda2
  • 1 Psychology Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. , (Brazil)
  • 2 Postgraduate Program in Psychology, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of homosexuality
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2020
Volume
67
Issue
5
Pages
658–673
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/00918369.2018.1551665
PMID: 30614416
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

Homosexual men are constantly exposed to prejudice and violence in Brazil. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between minority stress, parenting styles, and indicators of mental health problems in a sample of homosexual men. quantitative, cross-sectional, correlational, and retrospective design. Participants were 101 Brazilian men who selfidentified as homosexuals, aged between 18 and 55 years. concealing sexual identity was a predictor of depression and stress. Parental responsiveness was associated with a lower incidence of enacted stigma and depression. the mental health of homosexual men can be negatively affected by the need to conceal their sexual orientation. Parental responsiveness is a protective factor in terms of experiencing enacted stigma and depression. The results found in the study may be useful for counselors and social workers who are working with LGBT people and their families.

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