Identity Development and Integration of Religious Identities in Gender and Sexual Minority Emerging Adults

Barrett Scroggs, Jason M. Miller, M. Hunter Stanfield

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Abstract

Gender and sexual minority (GSM) individuals have been neglected in emerging adulthood research. Further research is needed to understand the seemingly contradictory religious and GSM identities of emerging adults. This study looks at the associations of identity development and identity integration with religious and GSM group activities and well-being. Identity visibility (outness) is associated with increases in GSM group activity and well-being. Religious group activity is also associated with increases in well-being. Religious group activity mediates the relationship between identity integration and well-being. Implications for practitioners working with GSM individuals dealing with issues of identity integration are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-615
Number of pages12
JournalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Volume57
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Religious studies

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