Event Title

The Influence of Family Acceptance on Mental Health among LGBT Individuals

Presenter Information

Mary Arroyo

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

Event Center B

Faculty Mentor

Dr. David Chavez

Start Date

2-27-2013 10:10 AM

End Date

2-27-2013 6:00 PM

Abstract

It has been found that support can have a buffering impact regarding poor mental health and health risk behaviors in the LGBT community; whereas unsupportive behavior can lead LGBT individuals to engage in risky behavior. It was hypothesized that family acceptance would increase positive outcomes, specifically self-efficacy, self esteem, and general health. Additionally, it was expected that it would also be negatively associated with negative outcomes, specifically substance abuse, psychological distress, and suicide ideation.

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Feb 27th, 10:10 AM Feb 27th, 6:00 PM

The Influence of Family Acceptance on Mental Health among LGBT Individuals

Event Center B

It has been found that support can have a buffering impact regarding poor mental health and health risk behaviors in the LGBT community; whereas unsupportive behavior can lead LGBT individuals to engage in risky behavior. It was hypothesized that family acceptance would increase positive outcomes, specifically self-efficacy, self esteem, and general health. Additionally, it was expected that it would also be negatively associated with negative outcomes, specifically substance abuse, psychological distress, and suicide ideation.