Belongingness and Depression Among LGBQ Mormons: The Moderating Effect of Internalized Homonegativity
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health
Introduction We aim to identify the relationship between belongingness, internalized homonegativity, and depression among LGBQ members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (CJCLDS). Method Three hundred and eight sexual minority current and former CJCLDS members were recruited using convenience sampling to complete an online survey. Results CJCLDS belongingness alone was health-protective for current members of the CJCLDS. Internalized homonegativity did not moderate this relationship. Conclusion Belongingness in the CJCLDS may be health-protective for sexual minority members of the CJCLDS, whereas LGBQ belongingness had no effect in this sample.
Samuel J. Skidmore, G. Tyler Lefevor & Frank R. Dillon (2022): Belongingness and depression among LGBQ Mormons: The moderating effect of internalized homonegativity, Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2022.2041521