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Community connectedness, LGB activism and aspects of LGB sexual identity


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Vrbat, Ivana. (2015). Community connectedness, LGB activism and aspects of LGB sexual identity. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Jelić, Margareta].

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The aim of this study was to expand knowledge of community connectedness and activism among lesbian, gay and bisexual persons and examine the role of identity aspects in explaining community connectedness and LGB activism. Questionnaires were used to assess community connectedness, activism and aspects of lesbian, gay and bisexual identity (LGBIS). Within the first problem differences were explored among lesbian, gay and bisexual persons in community connectednes, LGB activism and aspects of their identity. Within the second problem was explored role of these identity aspects in community connectedness and activism. The online survey was conducted on a sample of 411 participants aged 15-53 years ( 187 gays, 98 lesbians, 99 bisexual women and 27 bisexual men). Results showed that bisexuals score lower levels of community connectedness and activism than homosexuals and that homosexuals score higher levels on positive aspects of LGB identity such as identity superiority, identity affirmation and identity centrality than bisexuals. Bisexuals scored higher levels of concealment motivation, identity uncertainty, internalized homonegativity than homosexuals. Gays scored higher levels of internalized homonegativity and difficult proces than lesbians. Concealment motivation contribute to explanation of community connectedness among lesbians, gays and bisexual women. In explaining activism, concealment motivation and difficult proces contribute to explanation among group of lesbians and among group of gays, concealment motivation and identity affirmation contribute to explanation of activism.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: community connectedness, activism, aspects of identity
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Jelić, Margareta
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 11:29
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2016 11:29

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