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The Impact of Homophobic Labels on the Internalized Homophobia and Body Image of Gay Men: The Moderation Role of Coming-Out

Bianchi, M, Piccoli, V, Zotti, D, Fasoli, Fabio and Carnaghi, A (2016) The Impact of Homophobic Labels on the Internalized Homophobia and Body Image of Gay Men: The Moderation Role of Coming-Out Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36 (3). pp. 356-367.

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Abstract

This study investigates whether homophobic labels and category-neutral terms are differently appraised as a function of levels of coming-out. After reporting their coming-out status, participants were exposed to either homophobic or category labels and reported their semantic associations, level of internalized homophobia, and body perceptions. Results show that labels were more positively evaluated as participants’ coming-out increased. High–coming-out individuals reported higher internalized homophobia and body concerns in the homophobic rather than category labels condition. Low–coming-out individuals displayed the reverse pattern.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Psychology
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Bianchi, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Piccoli, VUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Zotti, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Fasoli, Fabiof.fasoli@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Carnaghi, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 16 June 2016
Identification Number : 10.1177/0261927X16654735
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2016 Sage Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : homophobic labels, internalized homophobia, coming-out, body image, homosexuality
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 23 Mar 2017 11:00
Last Modified : 04 Jul 2017 17:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/813842

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