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ERIC Number: EJ1126103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
The Use of Photo Elicitation to Explore the Benefits of Queer Student Advocacy Groups in University
Joy, Phillip; Numer, Matthew
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n1 p31-50 2017
University can be a critical time for queer identifying youth as they attempt to navigate new relationships and heteronormative and, sometimes, hostile environments. Involvement in queer student groups is one strategy to develop protective mechanisms for these students. This research examines the effect of participation in a queer advocacy group at a local university in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, using a qualitative photo elicitation method. Four themes--learning, safe environments, shared emotional connection, and personal fulfillment and growth--emerged concerning the effects of their involvement in the group. As a research method, photo elicitation was determined to be an effective tool for queer identifying youth, allowing for in-depth exploration of the data and self-reflection. Recommendations for queer student advocacy groups are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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