Implicit internalized homophobia in India: Cognitive and sociodemographic factors

Dhabhar, Minaish C and Deshmukh, Anagha S (2020) Implicit internalized homophobia in India: Cognitive and sociodemographic factors. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 25 (2). pp. 226-249. ISSN 1935-9705

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Abstract

Introduction: With societal homophobia decreasing globally, exploring implicit internalized homophobia has become relevant as it is a cognitive and psychological phenomenon. Hence, we explored the relationship between implicit internalized homophobia and psychological inflexibility. Method: Male and female LGB participants (n¼112) were recruited via online groups. Computerized tests were used to measure the variables and the data was analyzed using appropriate tests. Results: While both groups showed positive attitudes toward homosexuality, males had higher implicit internalized homophobia as compared to females. However, there was no significant relationship between implicit internalized homophobia and psychological inflexibility. Conclusion: Our results indicate that certain factors protect and reduce the risk of internalization of bias in the Indian LGB community.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: LGB; implicit internalized homophobia; psychological inflexibility; decentering; experiential avoidance.
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Clinical Psychology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2021 06:00
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2021 06:00
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/156819

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