Does Perceived Social Support Mediate the Relationship Between Stigma Consciousness and Depressive Symptoms Among Homosexuals in Indonesia?
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- Depressive Symptoms, Homosexuals, Perceived Social Support, Stigma Consciousness
Depression occurs three times as frequently among homosexuals than among the general population. This discrepancy can be partially explained by the prejudice, discrimination, and violence homosexuals experience as a result of their sexual orientation. Thus, homosexuals experience a specific stressor, called minority stress, in the form of stigma consciousness. Stigma consciousness and social support are consistently related to mental health. This research was conducted to investigate the mediating effects of perceived social support on the relationship between stigma consciousness and depressive symptoms. This study used the Stigma Consciousness Questionnaire for Gay Men and Lesbians, the Social Provisions Scale, and Beck’s Depression Inventory-II. A total of 295 participants who met the following criteria were included in this study: homosexual orientation, at least 18 years old, and Indonesian. A multiple regression analysis using PROCESS for SPSS model 4 indicated that the hypothesis of this study was supported by the data; that is, perceived social support fully mediates the relationship between stigma consciousness and depressive symptoms. Based on these results, homosexuals and the community should be encouraged to better understand minority stress and identify forms of social support that can be given to homosexuals to help improve their mental health.
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TY - CONF AU - Isabella Sasqia Mulya AU - Bona Sardo Hasoloan Hutahaean PY - 2020 DA - 2020/11/27 TI - Does Perceived Social Support Mediate the Relationship Between Stigma Consciousness and Depressive Symptoms Among Homosexuals in Indonesia? BT - Joint proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2019) and the 4th Universitas Indonesia Psychology Symposium for Undergraduate Research (UIPSUR 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 415 EP - 427 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201125.035 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.201125.035 ID - Mulya2020 ER -