Coping with victimization in heterosexual and sexual minority university students

Mace, Stephanie, Campbell, Marilyn, & Whiteford, Chrystal (2016) Coping with victimization in heterosexual and sexual minority university students. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 28(2), pp. 159-170.

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Abstract

This study examined perceived social support available to victims of traditional and cyber forms of bullying in a heterosexual and sexual minority emerging adult university student population. Questionnaires were completed by 521 students aged 18- to 25-years-old, relating to their sexuality, experience of bullying, and perception of social support. Perceived social support was lower for sexual minority individuals than for heterosexual individuals only when no bullying behaviour was present. No significant differences in perceived social support between sexual minority and heterosexual individuals were found when they were traditionally bullied, cyberbullied, or experienced both forms of bullying victimization. Implications for practice and future research are discussed.

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ID Code: 96365
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Sexual minority, Heterosexual, Bullyin, Social Support, Coping, University, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/10538720.2016.1155521
ISSN: 1053-8720
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Copyright Statement: The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published
and is available in Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 13 April 2016, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10538720.2016.1155521
Deposited On: 27 Jun 2016 23:53
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2016 05:05

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