Research has highlighted the relevance of investigating perceived social support (PSS) in sexual minorities because they are at risk of isolation, marginalization, and additional specific stressors related to their minority status. The present work aims to analyze the role of dyadic adjustment as a protective factor for PSS against minority stressors in a sample of Italian lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people involved in a relationship with a same-sex partner. We reached 242 participants (50% bisexual; 57% females) aged from 18 and 58 years (M=28.75; DS=7.44). A hierarchical analysis has been conducted to assess the influence of minority stressors and dyadic adjustment on PSS. Hierarchical regression results were significant (R2=.29,F=7.75,p<.001): Internalized sexual stigma (β=-.27,t=-4.71, p<.001), coming out (β=.29,t=4.33,p<.001), received discrimination (β=-.16,t=-2.22,p<.05) and dyadic adjustment (β=.14,t=2.40,p<.05) seems to significantly impact on PSS. Analyses confirmed dyadic adjustments' role as a protective factor for PSS against minority stressors. It is pivotal to extend our knowledge about sexual minorities to understand better how individuals and dyadic dimensions contribute to LGB peoples' well-being.

Unity is strength: dyadic adjustment as a protective factor for social support against minority stressors in sale-sex couples / Isolani, Stefano; Antoniucci, Chiara. - (2022). ((Intervento presentato al convegno XXX Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia tenutosi a Padova.

Unity is strength: dyadic adjustment as a protective factor for social support against minority stressors in sale-sex couples

Stefano Isolani
;
Chiara Antoniucci
2022

Abstract

Research has highlighted the relevance of investigating perceived social support (PSS) in sexual minorities because they are at risk of isolation, marginalization, and additional specific stressors related to their minority status. The present work aims to analyze the role of dyadic adjustment as a protective factor for PSS against minority stressors in a sample of Italian lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people involved in a relationship with a same-sex partner. We reached 242 participants (50% bisexual; 57% females) aged from 18 and 58 years (M=28.75; DS=7.44). A hierarchical analysis has been conducted to assess the influence of minority stressors and dyadic adjustment on PSS. Hierarchical regression results were significant (R2=.29,F=7.75,p<.001): Internalized sexual stigma (β=-.27,t=-4.71, p<.001), coming out (β=.29,t=4.33,p<.001), received discrimination (β=-.16,t=-2.22,p<.05) and dyadic adjustment (β=.14,t=2.40,p<.05) seems to significantly impact on PSS. Analyses confirmed dyadic adjustments' role as a protective factor for PSS against minority stressors. It is pivotal to extend our knowledge about sexual minorities to understand better how individuals and dyadic dimensions contribute to LGB peoples' well-being.
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