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Obsessive-Compulsive Symptomology in LGBTQ+ Mormons: The Role of Social Safety

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Julia Decker

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) who hold LGBTQ+ or sexually-diverse/gender-diverse (SGD) identities often face prejudice, ostracization, and discouraging messages from their social communities and religious leaders. Individuals in this population have demonstrated disparities in various facets of health and well-being, including symptoms of scrupulosity related to deficits in social safety. However, there is little research on the presence/absence of social safety and further categories of obsessive-compulsive behavior in SGD members of the LDS church. This study aims to further explore the relationship between social safety and obsessive-compulsive symptoms in this population by looking at scrupulosity and additional obsessive-compulsive subtypes, as well as seeks further insight into the behavioral responses of this population when faced with social or institutional adversity.
University / Institution: University of Utah
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #C39
SESSION C (1:45-3:15PM)
Area of Research: Social Sciences
Faculty Mentor: Lisa Diamond