Shame, Internalized Homonegativity, and Religiosity: A Comparison of the Stigmatization Associated with Minority Stress with Gay Men in Australia and Malaysia

Jac Brown, Wah Yun Low, Raymond Tai, Wen Ting Tong

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Abstract

In this study we explore aspects of minority stress by comparing Malaysian (n = 234) and Australian (n = 123) gay men on internalized homonegativity (IH) and internalized shame (IS) in a 2 × 2 multivariate analysis (country × relationship status). Religious motivation (RM) was also included as a variable because of the importance of religion in Malaysia as compared to Australia. Malaysian gay men scored higher on IH, IS, and RM. Single men reported higher levels of IS than did those in relationships. These results are discussed in terms of the minority stress model (Meyer, 2003).

LanguageEnglish
Pages28-36
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Sexual Health
Volume28
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2016

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Religion
multivariate analysis
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Sexual Minorities

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Shame, Internalized Homonegativity, and Religiosity : A Comparison of the Stigmatization Associated with Minority Stress with Gay Men in Australia and Malaysia. / Brown, Jac; Low, Wah Yun; Tai, Raymond; Tong, Wen Ting.

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