ERIC Number: EJ779480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Methodological and Content Review of Lesbian-, Gay-, and Bisexual-Related Articles in Counseling Journals: 1990-1999
Phillips, Julia C.; Ingram, Kathleen M.; Smith, Nathan Grant; Mindes, Erica J.
Counseling Psychologist, v31 n1 p25-62 2003
Despite the reduction of overt heterosexist biases in the psychological literature, questions exist about the content and methodology of articles on lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) issues in the counseling literature. This study provides a content and methodological analysis of 119 LGB-related articles that were published in eight major counseling journals from 1990-1999 and extends past reviews by examining issues related to bisexuality. Increasing integration of LGB issues in the counseling literature was apparent, as were methodological improvements in empirical research. Various limitations also emerged, such as the need for more theory-based research, instrument development, and attention to within-group differences (e.g., bisexual people and LGB people of color). Findings are discussed against the backdrop of the sociopolitical context of American psychology, with an emphasis on implications for future LGB-related research, practice, and training.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Counseling, Periodicals, Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Research Methodology, Counseling Theories, Counselor Training, Counseling Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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