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Title: Mental Health, Identity and Coping Following Hate Crime Victimization
Authors: Wootten, Sarah
Advisor: Gillis, Joseph Roy
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: Mental Health
Hate Crimes
LGBT
Victimization
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2012
Abstract: Previous research has explored the impact on individuals following hate crime victimization, including prevalence estimates in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual (LGBT) community. Past research, however, has been limited in its scope when exploring the impact of the hate crime event on the overall mental health of the survivor often examining only one measure of functioning. The current project aims to fill this gap by analyzing measures of posttraumatic symptoms, depression, stress and dissociation, collected on a sample of 30 LGBT individuals who have experienced hate crime victimization. In addition to clinical features, this study also analysed identity, openness about LGBT identity and coping behaviours. Results indicated that social support, identity and coping impact recovery from hate crime victimization. The effect of these factors differed over time (within one month of the hate crime) and up to as much as five years later (within the month of the interview).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/33682
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