Stefano Isolani Jessica Pistella Roberto Baiocco Claudia Chiarolanza

Social support in same-sex couples: The role of minority stressors and dyadic adjustment

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This study investigates the relationship between perceived social support, minority stress, and dyadic adjustment in a sample of 242 lesbian, gay and bisexual Italian people (LGB; M = 28.75; DS = 7.44) involved in a same-sex relationship. Hierarchical regression showed that minority stressors significantly predict perceived social support: However, the dyadic adjustment seems to explain a higher portion of the variance in predicting perceived social support. Data support findings that dyadic adjustment in same-sex couples can be considered a protective factor against stress caused by belonging to a sexual minority


  • Social support
  • dyadic adjustment
  • minority stress
  • LGB people
  • same-sex couples


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