Relations Between Economic Well-Being, Family Support, Community Attachment, and Life Satisfaction Among LGBQ Adults

Vanja Lazarevic, Elizabeth G. Holman, Ramona Faith Oswald, Karen Z. Kramer

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While studies with the general population indicate that one’s life satisfaction is related to economic well-being and social support, much less is known about these constructs among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) populations. The current study examines the relationship between economic well-being and life satisfaction in a sample of 458 LGBQ individuals. Further, the direct and moderating effects of family and community support are examined. As hypothesized, perceived financial stress and proximal family support each had a significant main effect on life satisfaction. Household income (adjusted by number of individuals living in the household) had a non-linear effect on life satisfaction. Community support for LGBQ individuals was not associated with life satisfaction, and the moderating hypotheses were not supported. The findings and the implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-606
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Family and Economic Issues
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016



  • Economic well-being
  • Family of origin
  • Life satisfaction
  • Minority stress theory
  • Quality of life
  • Sexual minority

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Economics and Econometrics

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