Open Access Thesis
Sexual minority youth; Academic theses;
The amount of coverage sexual minority youth have received in the research literature over the past 15 years was examined. A content analysis of all research articles published in Psychology in the Schools and The Journal of School Psychology from 1990 to 2005 was conducted. Comparisons were made between the topic areas receiving the most coverage in 1990 versus 2005. Results revealed that issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth were discussed in only 0.4% of the articles. Topic areas receiving the most coverage included assessment, intervention, ethical and professional issues as well as race and diversity issues, gender, family and learning disabilities. The number of articles dedicated to assessment and learning disabilities dropped dramatically from 1990 to 2005 while the number of articles discussing interventions, cultural diversity and socioeconomic status sharply increased.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
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©2007 Jill Hayes White
White, Jill Hayes, "Sexual minority youth in the research literature : what kind of coverage is the field of school psychology providing?" (2007). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1167.