Sexual Identity Management Strategies and Occupational Well-Being: A Latent Profile Analysis

Francis CHEUNG*, Yim Yam CHAN

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)


In this study, we adopted the latent profile analysis (LPA) to examine whether the sexual identity management profiles relate to different occupational well-being including job satisfaction, emotional exhaustion, and depressive symptoms. A total of 225 Hong Kong Chinese full-time employees were recruited online. Four profiles were identified, namely, passive (n = 31), integration dominant (n = 81), hiding (n = 21), and balanced (n = 92). Results suggest that integration-dominant employees tended to report higher job satisfaction but lower emotional exhaustion and depressive symptoms. In contrast, employees with hiding profiles (i.e., high on counterfeiting and avoidance but low on integration) reported the lowest job satisfaction and highest emotional exhaustion and depressive symptoms. The limitations and implications of this study were also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number089484531985611
JournalJournal of Career Development
Early online date24 Jun 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Jun 2019



  • sexual identity management
  • latent profile analysis

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