Peer victimization and suicidality among LGBTQ youth: The roles of school belonging, self-compassion, and parental support

Tyler Hatchel, Gabriel Merrin, and Dorothy Espelage

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Abstract

Research on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth’s experiences at school has largely focused on stigma, adversity, disparities, and peer victimization. Factors like school climate, individual differences, and social support have also garnered significant attention. However, there has been a dearth of research examining how they relate to both suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Our goal was to bolster the extant literature by examining the protective role of parental support and psychological mechanisms like school belonging and self-compassion among LGBTQ youth struggling with peer victimization and suicidality. A cross-sectional study was completed with a sample of 934 LGBTQ high school students. Structural equation modeling was employed to analyze direct and indirect effects. Peer victimization was positively associated with both forms of suicidality and negatively associated with school belonging and self-compassion. Psychological processe
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-156
JournalJournal of LGBT Youth
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

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