An analysis of the Factors Influencing Psychological Resilience of Chinese Gay Men Based on Qualitative Research Perspectives

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v4i4.1477

Xueyou Feng1, Zenan Hu2, Lei Wang3

1. Mental Health Education and Counseling Center, Guangzhou College of Commerce, Guangzhou 511363, Guangdong, China; Department of Psychology, St. Paul University Philippines, Cagayan, Philippines
2. Hangzhou NO.4 High School Jiangdong, Hangzhou 311228, Zhejiang, China
3. Mental Health Education and Counseling Center, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, Hainan, China


The mental health status of homosexuals has attracted more and more attention from the society. Based on the influence of factors such as the pressure of the current social environment, the group faces the pressure from itself, the family and the society, the mental health level is also affected. Psychological resilience plays an important protective factor in mental health, so this study explores the influencing factors of psychological resilience of Chinese gay men, to provide scientific basis for maintaining the mental health level of the group. In this study, 16 gay men were interviewed by qualitative interview method. The results show that the main factors affecting the psychological resilience of gay men are: external environmental resource factors (parental rearing style, social support), internal individual factors (self-esteem, self-efficacy, personality, coping style), and the interaction of all factors, so as to form individual psychological resilience. In the future, the corresponding psychological intervention plan can be designed according to these factors to intervene in the low resilience of the male gay group, so as to promote the harmonious development of their body and mind.


gay, psychological resilience, influencing factors, psychological intervention


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