Event Title

P-28 Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Presenter Information

Trevor Furst, Andrews University

Location

Buller Hall Lobby

Start Date

3-8-2019 2:30 PM

Description

In the spring of 2018, the Institute for the Prevention of Addictions conducted a survey of students at Andrews University (N=650). While a wide variety of health data were collected, this study focused on sexual orientation and mental health. Mental health was measured using the DASS depression, anxiety and stress scales. Sexual orientation was determined from the survey data. Bisexual students were significantly more likely to be classified in the extreme categories of the DASS compared to heterosexual students. These large differences indicate a significant mental health issue that the university needs to address.

Acknowledgments

Supervising Professor: Duane McBride

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Mar 8th, 2:30 PM

P-28 Sexual Orientation and Mental Health

Buller Hall Lobby

In the spring of 2018, the Institute for the Prevention of Addictions conducted a survey of students at Andrews University (N=650). While a wide variety of health data were collected, this study focused on sexual orientation and mental health. Mental health was measured using the DASS depression, anxiety and stress scales. Sexual orientation was determined from the survey data. Bisexual students were significantly more likely to be classified in the extreme categories of the DASS compared to heterosexual students. These large differences indicate a significant mental health issue that the university needs to address.