McNicholas, S. Schuck, K. Despite experiences of bullying and harassment online, LGBT youth indicated the Internet is also a space that offers safer opportunities to express who relations among gay and lesbian youth are, find peer support and gain access to resources not necessarily available in person.
Decreasing the extent of negative social relationships is paramount in reducing emotional distress, and interventions aiming to help gay and lesbian youth must identify these relationships in order to be able to tailor their services to individual needs.
Similarly, being out at school positively correlated with life satisfaction, and negatively correlated with depression Russel et al. Relations among gay and lesbian youth was supported by evidence from research conducted by Lee and Robbins on students, showing that social connectedness is related to enhanced levels of self-esteem.
Social Development, 19 2 Validity and Reliability of the Experience-Sampling Method. Twenty studies were included in the review.
Global self-esteem and specific self-esteem: Different concepts, different outcomes. Journal of Applied Psychological Measures, 3, — School The influence of social context may also be observed in the school environment.
Journal of Personality Assessment, 52, 30— Kalamazoo, MI: John E. Community Social isolation of sexual minority youth in the community setting was pinpointed by Hetrick and Martin as an outcome of rejection and stigmatization they so often must face.
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