Open Access Thesis
Sexual minority students; Academic theses;
This research examines the topics addressed in the School Psychology literature and specifically looks at the amount of coverage the topic of sexual minority youth has received in the research literature in the last 15 years. A content analysis of research articles published in two prominent school psychology journals, School Psychology Review and School Psychology Quarterly, from 1990 to 2005 was conducted. The topics that received the most coverage included: (1) intervention, (2) assessment, and (3) ethical, legal and professional issues. Nine articles out of 901, less than 1 %, included the topic of sexual minority youth. The sub-groups, such as gay or bisexual, within the category of sexual minority youth received even less coverage. A comparison of topic coverage for sexual minority youth and other marginalized groups in society is discussed along with suggestions for future research.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education
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©2007 Kelly J. Beck
Beck, Kelly J., "Sexual Minority Youth In The Research Literature: The Invisible Students" (2007). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1136.