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ERIC Number: EJ867983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Content-Specific Strategies to Advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: An Exploratory Study
Graybill, Emily C.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Watson, Laurel B.
School Psychology Review, v38 n4 p570-584 2009
Researchers suggest that supportive school personnel may decrease some of the challenges encountered by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth in schools (Russell, Seif, & Truong, 2001); however, little is known about the approaches used by school-based advocates for LGBT youth. This exploratory study investigated the strategies used by gay-straight alliance advisers when advocating for LGBT youth in schools. The qualitative data were analyzed using grounded theory (Glaser & Strauss, 1967). The findings suggested that advisers implemented a range of advocacy strategies, which differed depending upon the content of the LGBT-related comments and/or situations. Results are discussed in relation to prior literature and implications for school psychologists. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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