Il benessere delle donne lesbiche: tra strategie di disvelamento identitario, discriminazioni percepite e capitale sociale

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Giuseppe Masullo, Angela Delli Paoli, Felice Addeo
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/2
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 50-66 File size 131 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2022-002005
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The paper explores the impact of discrimination, identity factors (coming out and consistency of sexual practices) and social factors (relationships and social capital) on lesbian women’s well-being, broadly understood as mental, emotional and social health. The research, carried out through an online survey addressed to 591 women who self-identify as lesbians, follows a quantitative approach with the implementation of a multiple regression model. Overall, find-ings demonstrate the presence of coping mechanisms and resilience strategies aimed at buffer-ing the impact of discrimination and centered around identity awareness, civic activism, and closure in narrow, homogeneous friendship networks based on shared sexual orientations.

Keywords: lesbians; wellbeing; mental health; social capital; discriminations; sexual identity.

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Giuseppe Masullo, Angela Delli Paoli, Felice Addeo, Il benessere delle donne lesbiche: tra strategie di disvelamento identitario, discriminazioni percepite e capitale sociale in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 2/2022, pp 50-66, DOI: 10.3280/SES2022-002005