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ERIC Number: EJ835250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1936-1653
Visibility Management and the Body
Lasser, Jon; Wicker, Nichole
Journal of LGBT Youth, v5 n1 p103-117 Mar 2008
The authors employed grounded theory to explore the high school experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students in Central Texas. The central phenomenon that emerged from the study was Visibility Management, or decisions made regarding the disclosure of invisible traits. This article reviews the results of this research with an emphasis on the ways in which gay, lesbian, and bisexual participants used nonverbal strategies to manage their visibility. Results indicate that GLB youth use a wide range of nonverbal behaviors to regulate the degree to which their sexual identity is made known to others. Implications for clinical applications and further research are discussed. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas