Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Counseling and Human Development
Lesbians and gay men have historically been the victims of overt discrimination, hatred, and institutionalized homophobia. This victimization may lead to problems in lesbian and gay men's psychological health. The purpose of this study was to analyze factors that may impact psychological adjustment. It was found that lesbians and gay men who accepted their sexual orientation, self-disclosed their sexual orientation to others, and felt a high level of social support felt pleased with most aspects of their lives, felt psychologically strong and well adjusted, and felt low levels of depression and anxiety. The results are discussed in terms of how this information can be used by counselors in order to provide effective, high quality counseling services to the gay population.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Lesbians -- Psychology
Gay men -- Psychology
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Harp, Tina M., "The Psychological Adjustment of Lesbians and Gay Men : Implications for Counselors" (2001). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 799.