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Differences in Offending among Bisexual and Heterosexual Youth: The Influence of Maternal Support and Running Away from Home

Abstract Research has consistently shown that gay/lesbian/bisexual (GLB) or sexual minority youth are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes resulting from the stress caused by continual exposure to negative events (e.g., victimization, discrimination). The present study used a nationally representative sample of adolescents to test mechanisms that may be responsible for the differences in offending behaviors among sexual minority and heterosexual adolescents. Specifically, this study tested whether bisexual adolescents received less maternal support than did heterosexual adolescents because of their sexual orientation, thus increasing the likelihood that they run away from home. This study then examined whether the greater likelihood that bisexu... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Mansion, Andre D. (Author) / Chassin, Laurie (Advisor) / Barrera, Manuel (Committee member) / Grimm, Kevin J (Committee member) / Toomey, Russell B (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Law / Clinical psychology / Adolescence / Bisexuality / Deliquency / Gender / Minority Stress
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Psychology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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