How do young people developing minority sexual identities construct ‘sexual identity’?
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Bristow, Iain 2014. How do young people developing minority sexual identities construct ‘sexual identity’? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London School of Psychology
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Sexual identity development is understood as an important task of identity formation during adolescence (Erikson, 1959, 1962). Models of minority sexual identity development (e.g. Cass, 1979; Troiden, 1989) have traditionally presented a series of linear stages from early awareness and confusion to later acceptance, pride and integration into an overall sense of self. However, such models have been criticised for relying on the retrospective recall of adults, lack of validity beyond their samples of primarily gay men, and privileging of identities that do not challenge heteronormative power structures (Eliason & Schope, 2007).
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.15123/PUB.4025|
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|Deposited||11 Mar 2015|
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