Sexual minority status, peer harassment, and adolescent depression.

  title={Sexual minority status, peer harassment, and adolescent depression.},
  author={Alexa Martin-Storey and Robert L. Crosnoe},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={35 4},
The well-documented higher rates of depression among sexual minority youth are increasingly viewed by developmentalists as a byproduct of the stigmatization of sexual minority status in American society and of the negative impact this stigma has on the processes associated with depression. This study attempted to spur future research by testing Hatzenbuehler's (2009) psychological mediation framework to investigate the ways in which peer harassment related to sexuality puts young people at risk… CONTINUE READING

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