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 JBM  Vol.7 No.5 , May 2019
The Stressors and Psychological Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong
Abstract:
Background: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) are individuals who often experienced stigma and discrimination which has detrimental effects on psychological well-being. Objectives: This study aimed to identify the major stressors and psychological well-being of LGB among Chinese adults in Hong Kong. Methods: A cross-sectional study was employed using self-administered questionnaires. Convenience sampling was used to recruit subjects. Demographic information, Measure of Gay-related stress (MOGS) and The Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D Scale) were used to collect data. Results: The major stressor among LGB individuals in Hong Kong was family reaction. Majority of them had a high level of depression. Conclusion: LGB individuals in Hong Kong experienced high level of depression.
Cite this paper: Cheng, L. (2019) The Stressors and Psychological Well-Being of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual among Chinese Adults in Hong Kong. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 7, 65-70. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2019.75010.
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