Factors Related to Depression Among Male Homosexuals

Authors

  • patcharawan kaewkanta Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Rai College
  • Natakorn I-Tuporn Faculty of Nursing, ChiangraiCollege
  • Sukanya Tasod Faculty of Nursing, ChiangraiCollege
  • Parichat Panya Faculty of Nursing, ChiangraiCollege
  • Sawitri Jeeraya Faculty of Nursing, ChiangraiCollege
  • Pronpawee Keawmungmueang Faculty of Nursing, ChiangraiCollege
  • Kitchagron Singsakul MPLUS Foundation Chiangrai

Keywords:

Depression, Family connectedness, Experience of discrimination, Resilience, Male homosexuals

Abstract

The depression in male homosexuals may be so severe that it leads to suicide.
The purpose of this correlational descriptive research was to determine depression and factors related to depression among male homosexuals. The sample consisted of 120 male individuals aged above 18 years old who accepted and disclosed themselves as male homosexuals. They had risks of depression and had received services at a health service unit. The instruments for data collection were the 9-question Depression Screening Tool, the Family Connectedness Questionnaire, the Experience of Discrimination (EOD) Questionnaire, and the Resilience Inventory. Data analysis was undertaken using descriptive statistics and Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient.
The results of this research were as follows:
1. The samples had a very low level of depression, 50.00%, with a mean score of 7.04 (SD = 5.97)
2.Factors related to depression among male homosexuals were: family connectedness was moderately negatively correlated with depression among male homosexuals and statistically significant (r = -.410, p < .001); experience of discrimination was moderately positively correlated with depression among male homosexuals and statistically significant
(r = .630, p < .001); and resilience inventory was moderately negatively correlated with depression among male homosexuals and statistically significant (r = -.522, p < .001).
These research results can be used as fundamental data for depression prevention and providing psychological assistance which is appropriate for the gender identity of male homosexuals for preventing further depression.

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2022-06-30

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