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dc.contributor.authorEverett BG
dc.contributor.authorTalley AE
dc.contributor.authorHughes TL
dc.contributor.authorWilsnack SC
dc.contributor.authorJohnson TP
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-08T20:49:33Z
dc.date.available2017-10-09T09:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2016-10
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationEverett, B. G., Talley, A. E., Hughes, T. L., Wilsnack, S. C. and Johnson, T. P. Sexual Identity Mobility and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moderating Factors Among Sexual Minority Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 2016. 45(7): 1731-1744. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0755-x.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0004-0002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10027/21386
dc.descriptionPost print version of article may differ from published version. The final publication is available at springerlink.com; DOI: 10.1007/s10508-016-0755-x.en_US
dc.description.abstractSexual minority identity (bisexual, lesbian) is a known risk factor for depression in women. This study examined a facet of minority stress prevalent among women-sexual identity mobility-as an identity-related contributor to higher levels of depressive symptoms. We used three waves of data from the Chicago Health and Life Experiences of Women study, a longitudinal study of sexual minority women (N = 306). Random effects OLS regression models were constructed to examine the effect of sexual identity changes on depressive symptoms. We found that 25.6 % of the sample reported a sexual identity change between Wave I and Wave II, and 24.9 % reported a sexual identity change between Waves II and III. Women who reported a change in sexual identity also reported more depressive symptoms subsequent to identity change. This effect was moderated by the number of years participants had reported their baseline identity and by whether the participant had initiated a romantic relationship with a male partner.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was supported by the National Institutes of Health and Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) Grant K12HD055892, and by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Grant R01 AA13328-01 and NIAAA Grant AA019974.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlagen_US
dc.subjectBisexual womenen_US
dc.subjectDepressionen_US
dc.subjectIdentity developmenten_US
dc.subjectLesbiansen_US
dc.subjectSexual identity mobilityen_US
dc.subjectSexual orientationen_US
dc.titleSexual Identity Mobility and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moderating Factors Among Sexual Minority Women.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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