Adult Attachment; Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity; and Sexual Attitudes of Nonheterosexual Individuals

Authors

  • Chia-Chih DC Wang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
      Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 615 East 52nd Street, Room 220, Kansas City, MO 64110 (e-mail: wangdc@umkc.edu).
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  • Codi L. Schale,

    1. Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
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  • Kristina K. Broz

    1. Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, University of Missouri-Kansas City.
    2. Research Psychiatric Center, Kansas City, Kansas.
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Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology, School of Education, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 615 East 52nd Street, Room 220, Kansas City, MO 64110 (e-mail: wangdc@umkc.edu).

Abstract

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) college students from 12 university campuses (N = 177) participated in this study that examined the relationships between adult attachment, LGB identity, and sexual attitudes. Findings indicated that adult attachment was significantly related to LGB identity and sexual attitudes and that an LGB identity variable moderated the relationship between attachment avoidance and sexual permissiveness attitudes. Findings, counseling implications, and future research directions are discussed in terms of attachment and LGB identity theory.

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