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Young women’s retrospective accounts of their experience of same-sex sexual desire in adolescence

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dc.contributor.author Logan, Corinne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-11-18T23:52:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-11-18T23:52:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 en
dc.date.issued 2009-11-18T23:52:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/15280
dc.description.abstract Seven women aged 19-25 participated in this qualitative study on young women's retrospective accounts of their experience of same-sex sexual desire in adolescence. Each woman participated in an open-ended, audiotaped interview. Each interview was transcribed and then analyzed using Arvay's (2002) narrative method of analysis. A narrative was developed from the analysis of each interview to represent the experience of same-sex desire in adolescence. Upon completion, each narrative was returned to the participant for feedback. Questions were also asked of each participant for clarification or new information. Five themes were identified upon reading across the narratives, based on their consistency across most or all the participants. These were: Growing up in a homophobic and heterosexist environment, denial and repression of same-sex desire, unfulfilled desire, secrecy and self-silencing, and reaching self-acceptance. It is anticipated that this research will help to redress the 'missing discourse of desire' in research and in social constructions of young women's sexuality, and contribute to the development of knowledge and implementation of counselling practice related to adolescent women's same-sex desire. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartof Retrospective Theses and Dissertations, 1919-2007 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
dc.title Young women’s retrospective accounts of their experience of same-sex sexual desire in adolescence en
dc.type Text
dc.degree.name Master of Arts - MA en
dc.degree.discipline Counselling Psychology en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia
dc.date.graduation 2004-05 en
dc.type.text Thesis/Dissertation en
dc.description.affiliation Education, Faculty of en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en

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