Direct and Indirect Minority Stress Experiences of Parents with Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Children

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Author Rith, Kendrick Allen
Title Direct and Indirect Minority Stress Experiences of Parents with Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual Children
Date 2017
Description The present study investigated how parental experiences of direct and indirect minority stress are linked to mental health outcomes of the parent and LGB child, parenting styles, and other parental behaviors. A total of 223 parents with at least one LGB child participated in the study. Results showed that parental minority stress is associated with higher rates of mental health problems for parents and their LGB children, and were linked to higher rates of parental authoritarianism, less authoritativeness, less acceptance, and less conflict resolution between parent and child. Parental authoritarianism was found to mediate the link between direct parental minority stress and child mental health, as well as partially mediate the link between indirect parental minority stress and child mental health problems. These findings suggest that there are two different types of parental minority stress - one concerning the parents' own experiences of marginalization and one regarding their concerns for their LGB child - and that each form has meaningful implications on parental behavior and the psychological wellbeing of parents and their LGB children.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Sexuality; Social psychology
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Kendrick Allen Rith
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6tn1x02
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2019-08-20
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1440995
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6tn1x02
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