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Table 2 Scores for measurement scales and dimensions by sexual orientation disclosure subgroup (N = 345)

From: Chained multimediator model of sexual orientation disclosure, sexual minority stigma, sexual minority identity, social support, and resilience among ymsms

Variables Sexual Orientation Disclosure
Yes = 188 No = 157
t p
Sexual minority stigma 15.49 ± 3.02 16.21 ± 2.74 -2.301 0.022
  Perceived stigma 7.95 ± 2.34 8.72 ± 2.36 -3.021 0.003
  Enacted stigma 7.54 ± 1.55 7.50 ± 1.50 0.245 0.806
Social support 65.98 ± 11.18 63.19 ± 11.13 2.312 0.021
  Family support 20.37 ± 4.402 19.60 ± 4.259 1.636 0.103
  Friend support 22.73 ± 3.970 21.73 ± 3.938 2.336 0.020
  Significant other 22.88 ± 3.834 21.86 ± 3.788 2.481 0.014
Resilience 37.40 ± 8.57 35.39 ± 7.73 2.265 0.024
  Target focus 13.51 ± 5.052 12.10 ± 5.393 2.501 0.013
  Emotional control 10.59 ± 4.125 9.42 ± 4.304 2.572 0.011
  Positive cognition 10.58 ± 4.007 9.45 ± 4.270 2.526 0.012
Sexual minority identity 104.12 ± 21.10 95.35 ± 16.67 4.211 0.000
  Acceptance concerns 10.46 ± 4.471 8.75 ± 3.846 3.823 0.000
  Concealment motivation 6.09 ± 2.722 4.62 ± 2.067 5.680 0.000
  Identity uncertainty 18.21 ± 4.438 16.18 ± 4.384 4.239 0.000
  Internalized homonegativity 11.25 ± 3.580 10.62 ± 3.491 1.635 0.103
  Difficult process 11.03 ± 2.875 10.00 ± 2.837 3.340 0.001
  Identity superiority 14.68 ± 3.176 14.26 ± 2.656 1.337 0.182
  Identity affirmation 12.06 ± 4.753 11.76 ± 4.125 0.640 0.523
  Identity centrality 20.34 ± 6.087 19.15 ± 5.275 1.932 0.054