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Running head: INTERNALIZED HOMOPHOBIA AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN HOMOSEXUALS Internalized Homophobia and Substance Abuse in Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Individuals Autumn Constance Central Michigan University
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Abstract Substance abuse is becoming an overwhelming problem in the GLB community. Problems with internalized homophobia have been thought to be and underlying factor throughout the years. Recent research shows relationships amongst these factors and has found homophobia incidences and thoughts to have a large effect on individual’s substance abuse. In the present proposal, it was hypothesized that if Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual individuals are experiencing internalized homophobia they will be more likely to take part in excessive drinking and/or illicit drug use. Participants in this study will be taking two surveys. One will be the Internalized Homophobia scale survey to measure internal homophobia and the other will be the Core Alcohol and Drug Survey to assess substance abuse. The data will then we processed in a correlation study and will be analyzed.
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The purpose of this study will to examine the relationship between Internalized homophobia and Substance Abuse among Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual individuals. Internalized homophobia can be defined as a set of negative attitudes and affects towards homosexuality in other persons and oneself (Amadio). Many studies have suggested a relationship between higher rates of alcohol use and drug use among lesbians and gay men compared with heterosexual individuals. In a recent study by Weber (2008) it was found that bisexuals reported experiencing more
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course REL 330 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Central Mich..

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