Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/613813
Title:
The Relationship Between LGB individuals and Substance Use
Author:
Chay, Or Avraham; Fish, J.; Russell, S.T.
Issue Date:
2016
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The current study uses Meyer’s (1995) minority stress theory as a framework in an attempt to discover variables that play a role in the relationship between sexual minorities and substance use. The literature is latent with evidence suggesting that sexual minorities are more prone to engage in substance use as compared with their heterosexual peers. In a meta-analysis conducted by Marshal and colleagues (2008) about the mentioned relationship, a gap was signaled regarding possible variables that play a role. This study used data from a three-year longitudinal study assessing risk and protective factors for suicide among sexual and gender minority youth (ages 15-21) in three major cities in the northeast, southwest, and west coast of the United States in an attempt to discover the mentioned variables. The study found insightful significant associations between various variables and the relationship between LGB individuals and substance use. Particularly, demonstrating the importance of prenatal support in protecting LGB individuals against substance use frequency and substance use related problems.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
Bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Russell, S.T.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Relationship Between LGB individuals and Substance Useen_US
dc.creatorChay, Or Avrahamen
dc.creatorFish, J.en
dc.creatorRussell, S.T.en
dc.contributor.authorChay, Or Avrahamen
dc.contributor.authorFish, J.en
dc.contributor.authorRussell, S.T.en
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThe current study uses Meyer’s (1995) minority stress theory as a framework in an attempt to discover variables that play a role in the relationship between sexual minorities and substance use. The literature is latent with evidence suggesting that sexual minorities are more prone to engage in substance use as compared with their heterosexual peers. In a meta-analysis conducted by Marshal and colleagues (2008) about the mentioned relationship, a gap was signaled regarding possible variables that play a role. This study used data from a three-year longitudinal study assessing risk and protective factors for suicide among sexual and gender minority youth (ages 15-21) in three major cities in the northeast, southwest, and west coast of the United States in an attempt to discover the mentioned variables. The study found insightful significant associations between various variables and the relationship between LGB individuals and substance use. Particularly, demonstrating the importance of prenatal support in protecting LGB individuals against substance use frequency and substance use related problems.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelBachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorRussell, S.T.en
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