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TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN? ASSESSING THE DISTINCTNESS OF STIGMA CONCEALMENT AND DISCLOSURE PROCESSES

dc.contributor.advisorJackson, Skyler Den_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson, Skyleren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-11T05:31:58Z
dc.date.available2014-10-11T05:31:58Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M24G60
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/15670
dc.description.abstractPast scholarship is divided regarding whether stigma concealment and disclosure represent a unidimensional construct. This study used an online survey to investigate the distinctness of these stigma management processes among 298 sexual minority undergraduate and graduate students. The association demonstrated between stigma concealment and disclosure in this investigation suggests that they are related but ultimately distinct aspects of identity management. This finding was reinforced by numerous cases in which these stigma management variables uniquely predicted factors of psychological health (depression and life satisfaction) or aspects of identity adjustment (self-stigma, acceptance concerns, membership esteem, and identity strength). Additionally, as compared to stigma disclosure, stigma concealment was found to be a better predictor of both factors of psychological health and one aspect of identity adjustment (acceptance concerns). The implications of these results are discussed in light of literature on individuals with indiscernible stigmatized identities and may inform clinical practice and future research.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN? ASSESSING THE DISTINCTNESS OF STIGMA CONCEALMENT AND DISCLOSURE PROCESSESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCounseling psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSocial psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledconcealmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddisclosureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsexual minorityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledsocial identityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledstigmaen_US


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