Identifying Barriers In Black Communities That Hinder The Engagement In LGBT Affirming Behaviors. Clinical Implications For Understanding Barriers to Attaining Adequate Social Support When Working With LGBT People Of Color.
Dissertation - Public Access
Psy.D. Doctor of Clinical Psychology
Clinical Psychology - Florida School of Professional Psychology
GARY HOWELL, PSY.D.
PATRICIA DIXON, PSY.D.
ELIZABETH LANE PH.D.
Institutional oppression and social inequality have been a topic of importance for decades within the literature. These adverse events may lead to many mental health problems, segregation between identity groups, and a hostile environment. This study aims to analyze the barriers in Black communities that may prevent Black communities from providing adequate social support or advocating for LGBT people of color. The primary question is: Does religious beliefs and levels of engagement in intergroup dialogue and intergroup contact impact the likelihood of engagement in LGBT affirming behaviors. Participants (n = 276) completed an anonymous online survey, and linear regression results indicated significant contributions from intergroup dialogue, intergroup contact, and lower religion with LGBT affirming behaviors. Intergroup dialogue suggested the strongest contribution to engagement in LGBT affirming behaviors. A moderation analysis was also conducted to determine if intergroup dialogue and intergroup contact would moderate the relationship between high religiosity and low engagement in LGBT affirming behaviors. Results suggested that the intergroup dialogue moderating variable was significant, and the moderating intergroup dialogue variable was not significant.
Howard, Raven, "Identifying Barriers In Black Communities That Hinder The Engagement In LGBT Affirming Behaviors. Clinical Implications For Understanding Barriers to Attaining Adequate Social Support When Working With LGBT People Of Color." (2019). Dissertations. 376.