Project Title

Measuring LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ Levels of Escapism Through Media

Presenters

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Psychological Science

Faculty Sponsor Name

Paul Story

Abstract (300 words maximum)

For this study, we have decided to compare LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ individuals and their levels of escapism through media. Levels of escapism will be quantified through hours spent: reading, playing video games, using the internet for pleasure, and streaming or watching television shows. LGBTQ+ identifying individuals still are not wholly accepted in society and are at risk for higher levels of risky behavior, suicide, addiction, and mental distress. Due to the marginalization of the LGBTQ+ community, we are expecting individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ to report higher levels of escapism compared to participants that do not identify as LGBTQ+. We are collecting data through a self-report measure on a google form that participants choose to participate in without any form of compensation.

Project Type

Poster

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Measuring LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ Levels of Escapism Through Media

For this study, we have decided to compare LGBTQ+ and non-LGBTQ+ individuals and their levels of escapism through media. Levels of escapism will be quantified through hours spent: reading, playing video games, using the internet for pleasure, and streaming or watching television shows. LGBTQ+ identifying individuals still are not wholly accepted in society and are at risk for higher levels of risky behavior, suicide, addiction, and mental distress. Due to the marginalization of the LGBTQ+ community, we are expecting individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ to report higher levels of escapism compared to participants that do not identify as LGBTQ+. We are collecting data through a self-report measure on a google form that participants choose to participate in without any form of compensation.