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Smiley, Sabrina L.; Wang, Sherry C.; Kierstead, Elexis C.; Smiley-Dower, Alisa; Hamilton, Alison B.; Milburn, Norweeta G. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Introduction: Little is known about geosocial networking dating application use among young Black gay and bisexual men (YBGBM), a group severely affected by HIV in the United States. The purpose of this study was to explore: (1) How YBGBM describe motivations to use Jack'd; (2) How YBGBM describe and experience meeting romantic-sexual partners on…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, African Americans, Homosexuality, Health Promotion
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Dermody, Sarah S.; McGinley, James; Eckstrand, Kristin; Marshal, Michael P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Objectives: To estimate individual and group trajectories of substance use among heterosexual and sexual minority adolescent females (SMFs) and evaluate longitudinal substance use disparities. Methods: Annual self-reported substance use data (frequency of cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use) across ages 13-20 years were used to estimate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Females, LGBTQ People, Sexual Orientation
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Okanlawon, Kehinde – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
The study utilized African theories, literatures, framework and a qualitative method with 11 heterosexual Nigerian undergraduate university students to explore their perceptions and attitudes towards homosexuality and LGB persons. The data analysis identified six categories: (a) higher tolerance observed for lesbians than gay men among…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, LGBTQ People, Social Attitudes
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Rodríguez-Mena, José Antonio – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
In this article, we present a study describing the factors, which favor and hinder school intervention in family diversity. In a case study-based qualitative approach, we examined a public ECE (Early Childhood Education) and primary school in the province of Huelva (Spain) with homoparental families forming part of the educational community. The…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Allen, Louisa – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
This paper is concerned with how teachers manage homophobia at school. It examines how they deal with homophobia directed at students, "and" instances when teachers become the recipients of homophobia themselves. This dual focus, on teachers as both the perpetrators and recipients of homophobia, adds complexity to existing studies…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Teacher Characteristics, Social Bias, Teacher Attitudes
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Zmyj, Norbert; Huber-Bach, Lilo – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2020
Although same-sex marriages are legally recognized in many Western societies, prejudices against gay men and lesbians remain and already appear in adolescents. Since a negative attitude toward gay men and lesbians is likely to foster malevolent behaviors, we investigated predictors of homonegativity in adolescents aged between 14 and 16 years.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Social Bias, Religion
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Dennis, Jeffery P. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
A survey of 224 gay and lesbian college students and young adults, solicited from classes at a large state university in the American Midwest and social media sites, reveals a previously unrecognized predictor of the increased risk of delinquency among gay/lesbian adolescents: the belief that "there's nothing out there," a lack of…
Descriptors: Delinquency, College Students, State Universities, Risk
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Madžarevic, Goran; Soto-Sanfiel, María T. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
The purpose of this study is to explore the responses of young members of the audience to media narratives that portray gay men positively with particular emphasis on the extent to which film appreciation reduced homophobia. One hundred and fifty college students from a Serbian university (M[subscript Age] = 21.58, SD = 2.199) completed a…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Homosexuality, Fear
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Glikman, Anya; Elkayam, Tal Shemer – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) pupils continue to experience alienation and opposition in the school environment. The current study explored the willingness of education students to address the issue of sexual orientation with K-12 pupils. Findings reveal that participants were willing to address the issue of sexual orientation at…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Teacher Education
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Kroneman, Marieke; Admiraal, Wilfried; Ketelaars, Mieke – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Not many interventions are available to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth in prevocational secondary education. In four schools with different student populations, this study examined the impact of a newly designed peer-educator intervention on attitudes towards lesbian women and gay men and on the class climate…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Intervention, Females, Student Needs
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Baricevic, Marti L.; Kashubeck-West, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Sexual orientation-based discrimination in schools has evolved from primarily blatant, overt forms to include more subtle and ambiguous forms, or microaggressions. To date, the unique experiences of microaggressions among adolescents in the context of the high school environment are underrepresented among the literature. In this qualitative study,…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, High School Students, Aggression, Social Discrimination
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Turpin, Rodman; Boekeloo, Bradley; Dyer, Typhanye – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Heterosexual adolescents with same-sex sexual partners may be at increased risk for psychological distress from victimization; this may lead to suicidality. We tested if sexual identity modified the association between bullying at school and suicide planning among adolescents with the same-sex sexual partners. We sampled 924 youth with same-sex…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Correlation, Bullying, Psychological Patterns
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Daniels, Joseph; Struthers, Helen; Maleke, Kabelo; Catabay, Christina; Lane, Tim; McIntyre, James; Coates, Tom – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Low educational attainment, often a lack of a high school diploma or matriculation degree, has been linked to negative health outcomes and lower quality of life for sexual and gender minorities globally. However, optimism and resiliency have been demonstrated to provide buffering effects on school dropout. We conducted a study in a South African…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Experience, LGBTQ People, Foreign Countries
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Zmyj, Norbert; Wehlig, Raphaela – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Bullying against lesbian and gay adolescents continues to be a problem in Western societies. Interventions to reduce homonegative attitudes could help to address bullying. We evaluated the effectiveness of a workshop against homonegativity in adolescents (N = 214) aged between 14 and 16 years in a pretest, posttest, follow-up design with a control…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Followup Studies
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Garvey, Jason C.; Squire, Dian D.; Stachler, Brett; Rankin, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
This study examines how campus climate directly affects academic success for queer-spectrum students. The linear regression analysis model with all independent variables explained 23% of the variance in academic success for queer-spectrum undergraduate students (p < 0.001). Three major constructs related to campus climate significantly affected…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Academic Achievement
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