Participants sought for LGB/Religion study

If you are an adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or pansexual and are currently living in the United States, you are invited to participate in this study investigating queer spirituality and its effect on mental health.

Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student Adam Stoker is conducting a research study looking at the effects of spiritual and religious beliefs on the mental health of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or pansexual.

Religious doctrine and beliefs can conflict with a person’s sexual identity, Stoker said.

“Talking about religion and sexuality can be a touchy topic for many people, he said. “Navigating conflicting identities can often lead to increases in such problems as depression and substance abuse.”

Stoker says that there is limited research on the potential differences between affirming and non-affirming religious or spiritual beliefs and how these differences may affect the mental health of people who are attracted to the same gender.

Participation is completely anonymous, will take approximately 30 minutes to complete, and you can choose to be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 Amazon gift cards

The study is at bit.ly/stokerstudy

This study has been approved by the Alliant International
University Institutional Review Board and questions may be sent to astoker@alliant.edu.

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