Strengths of Gay Male Youth: An Untold Story

  title={Strengths of Gay Male Youth: An Untold Story},
  author={Andrew Anderson},
  journal={Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal},
  • A. Anderson
  • Published 1 February 1998
  • Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal
This exploratory study found that gay male youths develop strengths that enable them to successfully cope with the challenges and stresses associated with their overall development. These internal and external resources were (1) protective in nature, (2) indicated the presence of resilience, and (3) assisted participants in managing their sexual orientation in adolescence. Bivariate analysis revealed participants had positive self-esteem and an internal locus of control comparable to, or better… 

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