Belongingness and depression among LGBQ Mormons: The moderating effect of internalized homonegativity

Samuel J. Skidmore, G. Tyler Lefevor, Frank R. Dillon

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    Abstract

    Introduction: We aim to identify the relationship between belongingness, internalized homonegativity, and depression among LGBQ members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CJCLDS). Method: Three hundred and eight sexual minority current and former CJCLDS members were recruited using convenience sampling to complete an online survey. Results: CJCLDS belongingness alone was health-protective for current members of the CJCLDS. Internalized homonegativity did not moderate this relationship. Conclusion: Belongingness in the CJCLDS may be health-protective for sexual minority members of the CJCLDS, whereas LGBQ belongingness had no effect in this sample.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)522-539
    Number of pages18
    JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health
    Volume27
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2023

    Keywords

    • LGBTQ
    • belonging
    • internalized homonegativity
    • mental health
    • religion

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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