We explored the differences among 327 lesbian, gay, and/or bisexual (LGB) individuals on the dimensions of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Positive Identity Measure (LGB-PIM), a recently developed instrument to assess positive facets of LGB identity. We evaluated the relationship between the dimensions of LGB-PIM and self-relating processes (self-criticism, self-hate, and self-reassurance), internalized sexual stigma (ISS), social safeness and well-being, and the distinctive impact of the LGB-PIM dimensions on well-being. Lesbian/gay participants showed significantly higher levels of all five dimensions of positive identity than bisexual people. All LGB-PIM dimensions, except for commitment to social justice, showed correlations with well-being, self-relating processes, ISS, and social safeness. When controlling for other variables, only authenticity showed a significant unique relevance to positive psychological functioning in this population.

I embrace my LGB identity. Self-reassurance, social safeness, and the distinctive relevance of authenticity to well-being in italian lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people / Petrocchi, Nicola; Pistella, Jessica; Salvati, Marco; Carone, Nicola; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Baiocco, Roberto. - In: SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY. - ISSN 1868-9884. - 17:1(2019), pp. 75-86. [10.1007/s13178-018-0373-6]

I embrace my LGB identity. Self-reassurance, social safeness, and the distinctive relevance of authenticity to well-being in italian lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people

Petrocchi, Nicola;Pistella, Jessica;Salvati, Marco;Carone, Nicola;Laghi, Fiorenzo;Baiocco, Roberto
2019

Abstract

We explored the differences among 327 lesbian, gay, and/or bisexual (LGB) individuals on the dimensions of the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Positive Identity Measure (LGB-PIM), a recently developed instrument to assess positive facets of LGB identity. We evaluated the relationship between the dimensions of LGB-PIM and self-relating processes (self-criticism, self-hate, and self-reassurance), internalized sexual stigma (ISS), social safeness and well-being, and the distinctive impact of the LGB-PIM dimensions on well-being. Lesbian/gay participants showed significantly higher levels of all five dimensions of positive identity than bisexual people. All LGB-PIM dimensions, except for commitment to social justice, showed correlations with well-being, self-relating processes, ISS, and social safeness. When controlling for other variables, only authenticity showed a significant unique relevance to positive psychological functioning in this population.
2019
LGB positive identity; Well-being; Self-criticism; Self-reassurance; Authenticity
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I embrace my LGB identity. Self-reassurance, social safeness, and the distinctive relevance of authenticity to well-being in italian lesbians, gay men, and bisexual people / Petrocchi, Nicola; Pistella, Jessica; Salvati, Marco; Carone, Nicola; Laghi, Fiorenzo; Baiocco, Roberto. - In: SEXUALITY RESEARCH AND SOCIAL POLICY. - ISSN 1868-9884. - 17:1(2019), pp. 75-86. [10.1007/s13178-018-0373-6]
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