Meta-Analysis: The Effect of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Video in Social Media on the Escalation Of Fujoshi


1)Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret  

2)Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sebelas Maret  


Background: Social media sites offer critical opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, (LGBTQ+) and other sexual and/or gender minority youth to enhance well-being through exploring their identities, accessing resources, and connecting with peers. Even engaging more passively with social media (such as watching LGBTQ+ YouTube content) enables individuals to learn about identity-specific issues and be inspired in their coming out process, increasing identity confidence. It may increase the oppor­tunities for adolescents to develop imitating behaviors, such as becoming a fujoshi. Fujoshi was originally assumed meant to refer to women’s love of unique and deviant acts of imagining and expressing romantic relationships between men. This study aimed to investigate the effect of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender video in social media on the escalation of fujoshi.

Subjects and Method: A systematic review and meta analysis was conducted using the Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, and Springerlink databases, published from 2011 to 2021. Eligibility criteria were defined using the PICO model as follows, (1) population: female adolescents, (2) intervention: LGBT video, (3) comparison: non LGBT video, and (4) outcome: fujoshi behavior. The following search terms were used: “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender video on social media” AND “fujoshi”. The inclusion criteria were English full-text, randomized controlled trial, published from 2015 to 2021, and reported mean and standard deviation. The systematic review was carried out according to the PRISMA guidelines. Data analyses were performed using RevMan 5.3.

Results: Eleven articles from Australia, America, Taiwan, and China, were included for meta-analysis. This study found that LGBTQ+ video in social media increased Fujoshi behavior in female adolescents (Standardized mean difference= 0.69; 95% CI= 0.02 to 1.35; p= 0.04).

Conclusion: lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender video in social media reduces Fujoshi behavior.

Keywords: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, social media, fujoshi behavior

CorrespondenceKusmirawati. Masters Program in Public Health, Universitas Sebelas Maret. Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A, Surakarta 57126, Central Java. Email: Mobile: +6281228005990.


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