The Impact of Social Contextual Factors on Commitment of Female Same-Sex Couples: Comparing T / Not T with Different Living Arrangement
The present study is an attempt to understand how some social contextual factors including personal lesbian identity, personal perception of partner’s lesbian identity, family acceptance, and minority stress, have influenced the commitment of the female same-sex couple relationships. Through purposeful and snowballing sampling methods, 518 usable internet questionnaires were collected. After using MANOVA and hierarchical regression to analyze the data, the findings are as follow: 1. The personal lesbian identity and personal perception of partner’s lesbian identity of those who identified themselves as Ts (Tomboy) and not cohabitating with their same-sex partner are lower compared to the other groups. They also feel that they have experienced the most minority stress. For those Ts cohabitating with their partners, they have the highest degree of family acceptance. 2. For those who do not identified themselves as Ts, no matter cohabitating with their partners or not, their dating duration and personal lesbian identity have positive impact on their commitment to the couple relationships. 3. For those who identified themselves as Ts, no matter cohabitating with their partners, their perception of family acceptance has a positive impact on their couple relationship commitment. Comparing to those non-cohabitating Ts, those cohabitating Ts’s dating duration and personal perception of partner’s lesbian identity have positive impact on their couple relationship commitment.
|關鍵詞||女同志伴侶、外界壓力、身分認同、家人接納、承諾維持、lesbian couple、minority stress、lesbian identity、family acceptance、relationship commitment|