Proﬁles of Resilience and Psychosocial Outcomes among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men
By Patrick A. Wilson, Ilan H. Meyer, Nadav Antebi-Gruszka, Melissa R. Boone, Stephanie H. Cook, and Emily M. Cherenack
This study explores different proﬁles of resilience factors in 228 Young Black gay/bisexual men (YBGBM) in New York City and compares proﬁles on psychological distress, mental health, and other psychosocial factors. Results suggest that self-efﬁcacy and hardiness/adaptive coping may play a more important role in protecting YBGBM from risks compared to social support and should be targeted in interventions. The ﬁndings show that resilience is a multidimensional construct and support the notion that there are different patterns of resilience among YBGBM.