ERIC Number: EJ827068
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
Counseling Psychology Research on Sexual (Orientation) Minority Issues: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges and Opportunities
Moradi, Bonnie; Mohr, Jonathan J.; Worthington, Roger L.; Fassinger, Ruth E.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v56 n1 p5-22 Jan 2009
This lead article of the special issue discusses conceptual and methodological considerations in studying sexual minority issues, particularly in research conducted by counseling psychologists (including the work represented in this special issue). First, the overarching challenge of conceptualizing and defining sexual minority populations is described. Second, the importance and value of scholarship about sexual minority issues are highlighted. Third, challenges in sexual minority research are outlined, using the articles in this special issue for illustrative purposes, and suggestions are offered for consideration in future research. Finally, the article concludes with a discussion of the ways in which counseling psychologists are uniquely positioned to advance knowledge, practice, and social justice through research on sexual minority issues.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Psychologists, Homosexuality, Counseling Psychology, Minority Groups, Counseling Techniques, Research Methodology, Sexual Orientation
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