A structural equation model for predicting depressive symptomatology in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the UK

Jaspal, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-8463-9519, Lopes, B. and Rehman, Z., 2019. A structural equation model for predicting depressive symptomatology in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the UK. Psychology & Sexuality. ISSN 1941-9899

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Abstract

This study identifies the predictors of depressive symptomatology in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people in the UK. 289 White and BAME LGB individuals participated in a cross-sectional survey. BAME participants exhibited significantly more discrimination, rejection from significant others, ethnic victimisation, internalised homophobia and concealment motivation than White participants. They manifested greater internalised homophobia, less outness and greater drug use than White participants. Outness was associated with less depressive symptomatology, and internalised homophobia and victimisation with more depressive symptomatology. The structural equation model showed a significant effect of ethnicity on depressive symptomatology. This relationship was mediated by the situational stressors, the psychological schemata and coping variables. Consistent with the cognitive-behavioural model, the results indicate that exposure to situational stressors can increase the risk of developing a self-hatred and depressive psychological self-schema, maladaptive coping strategies and depressive symptomatology in BAME LGB people in the UK.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychology & Sexuality
Creators: Jaspal, R., Lopes, B. and Rehman, Z.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Date: 4 December 2019
ISSN: 1941-9899
Identifiers:
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10.1080/19419899.2019.1690560DOI
1313234Other
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 02 Apr 2020 12:05
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:41
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39537

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