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Exploring Intersections of Identity and Service Provision Among LGBTQ Young Adults: A Participatory Action Research Approach

Abstract This study explores the ways in which LGBTQ young adults describe the aspects of their identities, and how those identities shape their service needs and experiences. A participatory action research component was explored as a research and service approach that is sensitive to LGBTQ young people living at the intersections of multiple identities. Although it is understood that LGBTQ young people come from a variety of backgrounds, research is limited in its understanding and exploration of how aspects of identity, such as race and class, influence the lives and service needs of this population. The data was collected through an initial set of interviews with fifteen LGBTQ-identified young adults ages 18 to 24. The interviewees were recruite... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Wagaman, M. Alex (Author) / Segal, Elizabeth A (Advisor) / Adelman, Madelaine (Committee member) / Ayon, Cecilia (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / identity / LGBTQ / participatory action research / services / young adults / youth
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 267 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Social Work 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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