Meaning in life and level of well-being among Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons

Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Suhaya Deraman, Ahmad Irdha Mokhtar, Nurul Asmaa Ismail

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LGBT is a social issue which requires serious attention from society as this group appears to be increasing every day. Do life's meaning and well-being matter to LGBT? This research is done to identify the correlation between meaning in life and level of well-being in LGBT individuals. Meaning in life in this research is based on Search for Meaning in Life (MLQ-S) and Presence of Meaning in Life (MLQ-P). This research is conducted on the LGBT group which receives services in some selected religious departments, involving 30 respondents. The sampling methods used are non-probability, namely purposive sampling and snowball methods. This descriptive and inferential research uses The Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ) and The Australian Unity Well-being Index which contain 10 and 14 items respectively. Reliability of items in Meaning in Life Questionnaire recorded an Alpha Cronbach value of .711 while The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index registered an Alpha Cronbach value of .791. Data was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. Research results find that no difference between dependent variables and the demographic factor. Research findings also show that there is no relation between meaning in life and level of well-being among practising LGBT persons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-431
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

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Keywords

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Meaning in life
  • Transgender
  • Well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Meaning in life and level of well-being among Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. / Hanin Hamjah, Salasiah; Deraman, Suhaya; Mokhtar, Ahmad Irdha; Ismail, Nurul Asmaa.

In: International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 8, 01.08.2018, p. 417-431.

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