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    Psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health among LGBTQ+ young adults: a cross-cultural comparison across six nations

    Gato, J. and Barrientos, J. and Tasker, Fiona and Miscioscia, M. and Cerqueira-Santos, E. and Malmquist, A. and Seabra, D. and Leal, D. and Houghton, Marie and Poli, M. and Gubello, A. and de Miranda Ramos, M. and Guzman, M. and Urzúa, A. and Ulloa, F. and Wurm, M. (2021) Psychosocial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and mental health among LGBTQ+ young adults: a cross-cultural comparison across six nations. Journal of Homosexuality 68 (4), pp. 612-630. ISSN 0091-8369.

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    Abstract

    Across the world people have seen their lives interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Using an online survey, we explored how the psychosocial effects of the pandemic affected the mental health of LGBTQ+ young adults who were confined with their parents during the lockdown period (N = 1,934), from six countries: Portugal, UK, Italy, Brazil, Chile, and Sweden. South American participants experienced more negative psychosocial effects of the pandemic. Depression and anxiety were higher among participants who were younger, not working, living in Europe and who reported feeling more emotionally affected by the pandemic, uncomfortable at home, or isolated from non-LGBTQ friends. Not attending higher education predicted depression while not being totally confined at home, residing habitually with parents, and fearing more future infection predicted anxiety. LGBTQ+ community groups, as well as health and educational services should remain particularly attentive to the needs of LGBTQ+ young adults during health crises.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): LGBTQ+, COVID-19, crosscultural, depression, anxiety, psychosocial effects
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS)
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 08:42
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2021 19:09
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/44514

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