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Sex, race/ethnicity, and romantic attractions: multiple minority status adolescents and mental health.

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  • 1Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA. tbconsolacion@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

This study examined the association between multiple minority statuses and reports of suicidal thoughts, depression, and self-esteem among adolescents. Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health were used to examine mental health outcomes across racial/ethnic groups for same-sex-attracted youths and female youths. Hispanic/Latino, African American, and White female adolescents reported more suicidal thoughts, higher depression, and lower self-esteem compared with male adolescents in their racial/ethnic group. Same-sex-attracted youths did not consistently demonstrate compromised mental health across racial/ethnic groups. Follow-up analyses show that White same-sex-attracted female adolescents reported the most compromised mental health compared with other White adolescents. However, similar trends were not found for racial/ethnic minority female youths with same-sex attractions.

PMID:
15311974
PMCID:
PMC3559128
DOI:
10.1037/1099-9809.10.3.200
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