The purpose of this study was to examine perceived phobias within the LGBTQ+ community. While there is anecdotal evidence how certain subgroups of the LGBTQ+ community are treated worse than others, there is no empirical evidence that suggests this. I conducted a 40-question survey based on the Collective Self-Esteem survey that resulted in 135 responses, and found that while there were no significant differences on general or specific levels of self-esteem, bisexual individuals felt that they, on average, were liked less than other groups and had lower levels of self-esteem compared to other groups. I propose future research with greater numbers of participants and identities.
Sterling, Aaron J., "Inclusion (Terms and Conditions Apply): Perceptions of Exclusion in the LGBTQ+ Community" (2018). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8285.
LGBT, subgroups, phobias, self-esteem
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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