Title

Exploring the Relationship Among Mental Health Concerns, Social Support, and Relationship Satisfaction in Female Same-Sex Couples

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2-2018

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55699ab21380)

Abstract

The purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the relationship among internal factors (mental health concerns) that affect relationship satisfaction and contextual factors (social support) that affect relationship satisfaction in female same-sex couples (N = 99). Correlation and regression analyses indicated significant relationships among the variables. Specifically, mental health concerns were negatively correlated with relationship satisfaction whereas social support was positively correlated with relationship satisfaction. Mental health concerns and social support were found to be significant predictors of relationship satisfaction. Implications for practitioners are provided.

Publication Title

Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling

Volume

12

Issue

1

First Page

51

Last Page

65

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/15538605.2018.1421113

ISSN

15538605

E-ISSN

15538338

Share

COinS