ERIC Number: EJ1024600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 68
Mixed Messages: How Primary Agents of Socialization Influence Adolescent Females Who Identify as Multiracial-Bisexual
King, Alissa R.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v10 n4 p308-327 2013
The goals of this study were to highlight the often stigmatized and invisible identities of six female participants who identify as multiracial/biracial-bisexual/pansexual, focusing on the pre-college context. Findings, using in-depth interviews, indicated that the primary socializing agents within the pre-college context strongly influenced racial and sexual labels and whether participants integrated their identities or kept them separate. In addition, distance from significant others, in college, spurred further identity development. The findings are exploratory but highlight the relevance of socializing agents on adolescent identity development and the need for continued global support for individuals with multiple, marginal, fluid identities.
Descriptors: Socialization, Social Attitudes, Multiracial Persons, Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Females, Racial Factors, Interviews, Labeling (of Persons), Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, College Students, Phenomenology, Family Influence, Peer Influence, Environmental Influences, Educational Environment, High Schools, Religion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools
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