ERIC Number: EJ781239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 0
Do Lesbians Differ from Heterosexual Men and Women in Levinsonian Phases of Adult Development?
Wheeler-Scruggs, Kathy S.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v86 n1 p39-46 Win 2008
Research conducted on heterosexual women has been generalized to lesbians. However, the question remains whether lesbians differ in their adult development from heterosexual men and women. This article reviews results of 10 one-on-one life story interviews conducted with self-identified lesbians between the ages of 35 and 45. Information from these interviews was analyzed to see if or how they fit into a Levinsonian (D. J. Levinson, 1978) developmental model compared with heterosexual men and women.
Descriptors: Adult Development, Females, Homosexuality, Males, Sexual Orientation, Interviews, Comparative Analysis, Sexuality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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