Identity satisfaction over the life course in sexual minorities

Henrickson, Mark and Neville, Stephen (2012) Identity satisfaction over the life course in sexual minorities. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 24 1: 80-95. doi:10.1080/10538720.2012.643288

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Author Henrickson, Mark
Neville, Stephen
Title Identity satisfaction over the life course in sexual minorities
Journal name Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-8720
1540-4056
Publication date 2012-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10538720.2012.643288
Volume 24
Issue 1
Start page 80
End page 95
Total pages 16
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A variety of models have been proposed to understand the process of coming to terms with a sexual minority identity. What has not been so clearly explored is how an individual's satisfaction with his or her sexual identity develops over the life course. This article explores satisfaction with sexual identity in a large cohort (N = 2,269) of self-identified lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals, and considers satisfaction not only from a chronos (life span) but also from a chairos (stage of development) framework. Data show a clear relationship between age group and increased satisfaction with a sexual minority identity. Resilience may be an important contributor to increased satisfaction.
Keyword Aging
Gay
Identity
Lesbian
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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