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ERIC Number: EJ844174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1541-0889
Sexual Minority Youth Perspectives on the School Environment and Suicide Risk Interventions: A Qualitative Study
Rutter, Philip A.; Leech, Nancy L.
Journal of Gay & Lesbian Issues in Education, v4 n1 p77-91 2006
This qualitative study explored the experiences of five gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents' perspectives on their schools' acceptance of their sexual orientation, and perceptions of these schools' approach to suicide risk intervention. Focus groups were tape recorded, transcribed, and analyzed through constant comparative analysis. Themes that emerged from the data included participants feeling judged by school counselors and teachers, feeling unsafe at school, and concerned about school staff's response to suicide risk and interventions. Implications for school counselors, teachers and administrators are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Counselors; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A