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Minority stress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) university students in ASEAN countries: associations with poor mental health and addictive behavior

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-19T14:20:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-19T14:20:47Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10819
dc.description.abstract The goal of the study was to examine health indicators in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) among university students in five ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). In a cross-sectional survey randomly selected 3262 undergraduate university students (Mean age=20.5 years, SD=1.6) responded to a questionnaire including health indicators, gender identity and sexual orientation. Five percent (153/3262) of eligible participants considered themselves as LGBT youths; 23.5% of them were severely depressed, 31.4% had PTSD symptoms, 40% had suicidal ideation, 35.3% had made a suicide attempt, 28.6% were hazardous or harmful alcohol users, 14.0% had used illicit drugs in the past 12 months, and 46.4% engaged in pathological internet use. LGBT identity predicted severe depression (AOR 2.8, 95% CI 1.9, 4.3), suicide attempt (AOR 2.8, 95% CI 1.1, 2.9), hazardous or harmful alcohol use (AOR 1.7, 95% 1.1, 2.5), illicit drug use (AOR 2.4, 95% CI 1.4, 4.0), and pathological internet use (AOR 1.5, 95% CI 1.1, 2.1), adjusting for age, sex, study year, martial status, religion, subjective economic status, social support, and country. The study confirmed sexual and gender mental health disparity. LGBT university students should be prioritized for mental health and addictive behaviour prevention and intervention. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject STRESS en
dc.subject LESBIANS en
dc.subject BISEXUALITY en
dc.subject MENTAL HEALTH en
dc.subject HOMOSEXUALITY en
dc.subject TRANSGENDER en
dc.title Minority stress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) university students in ASEAN countries: associations with poor mental health and addictive behavior en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 14(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2016/17 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Gender and Behaviour en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9673 en
dc.PageNumber 7806-7815 en
dc.outputnumber 8564 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2016) Minority stress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) university students in ASEAN countries: associations with poor mental health and addictive behavior. <i>Gender and Behaviour</i>. 14(3):7806-7815. en
dc.publicationyear 2016 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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