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June 16 - Kirstenbosch Conference Centre (transportation available)
Wednesday, June 14 • 18:00 - 20:00
Resilience facing internalized homophobia: different adaptation profiles of homossexuals Brazilian - Normanda Araujo de Morais

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Resilience facing internalized homophobia: different adaptation profiles of homossexuals Brazilian 
Presenter: Normanda Araujo de Morais (Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil)
Co-Author: Aline Nogueira de Lira
Introduction: The internalization of homophobia is one of the main risk factors experienced by the LGB people and may have negative effects on their health. The aim of this study was to identify adaptation profiles in relation to the process of internalization of homophobia in a sample of Brazilian homossexuals. 
Methods: The sample consisted of 244 participants (M = 30.70 years old, SD = 8.05) residents in three Brazilian State capitals-Fortaleza (64.8%), Aracaju (24.6%) and Uberaba (8.2%) who self-declared gays (53.7%) and lesbians (45.5%). The scales of internalized homophobia and marital satisfaction scale (GRIMS) and the General Health questionnaire (QSG) were used. Cluster analysis revealed four adaptive patterns: resilient (n = 89); barely adapted (n = 27); competent (n = 81) and vulnerable (n = 47).
Findings: The results suggest that an adaptive profile in relation to health and marital satisfaction may reveal resilience processes among sexual minorities who have experienced internalized homophobia. Moreover, they corroborate the importance of studies on protective factors which are tempering the impact of risk on the developmental results of LGBs.   


Normanda Araujo de Morais

University of Fortaleza

Wednesday June 14, 2017 18:00 - 20:00
Century City Conference Centre Western Cape Town, South Africa

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