University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Identity-based frameworks allow for a diverse look at sexuality because they consider non-binary groups that are typically excluded. This study sought to address gaps in LGBQ research by utilizing a diverse sample of sexual identities. It was hypothesized that asexual, demisexual, polysexual, and pansexual individuals would report lower levels of life satisfaction and psychological well-being, more frequent support-seeking internet use, and lower sense of community compared to gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. A total of 284 individuals completed an online survey. Results suggest that experiences of life satisfaction, well-being, and sense of community are more nuanced than considered in past research. Further research is needed to create more inclusive means of intervention for LGBQ individuals.
Gray, Aaliyah L. and Moore, Erin W.
"Understanding the relationship between sexual identity, life satisfaction, psychological well-being, and online community use,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 23
, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol23/iss2/4