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Racialized Sexual Discrimination in online partner seeking and Happiness among young gay/bisexual men of colour in Ireland

Nguyen, Hau V. (2022) Racialized Sexual Discrimination in online partner seeking and Happiness among young gay/bisexual men of colour in Ireland. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objectives: Past research has shown negative impacts of Racialized Sexual Discrimination (RSD) on the population of young black gay/bisexual men. However, little is known about whether RSD is associated with poor mental health outcomes in gay/bisexual men of colour as a whole. The current study examined RSD and its impact on happiness, predictors of happiness and the role Emotional Regulation strategies namely Cognitive Reappraisal (CR) and Expressive Suppression (ES) play in mediating the RSD-happiness relationship in a sample of 31 gay/bisexual men of colour.

Method: Data was drawn from an online survey designed to examined issues of RSD, perceived rejection, internalized racism, self-perceived sexual attractiveness, emotional regulation and happiness. The current research employed several statistical procedures for its analysis namely multiple regression, hierarchical regression and ANOVA.

Results: Results indicated that CR, ES and perceived rejection significantly predict Happiness (p= .01; .005; .04). There were no significant associations between RSD and happiness (p= .64; .49; .63; .56) and no racial differences in happiness scores (p= .54).

Conclusion: The current study did not find any associations between RSD and Happiness. The use of emotional regulation strategies should be encouraged to mitigate any potential negative impacts that RSD may have on mental health outcomes.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotions
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > Ireland
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2022 12:45
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2022 12:45
URI: https://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/5668

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