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Eisenberg, Marla E.; Gower, Amy L.; Rider, G. Nic; McMorris, Barbara J.; Coleman, Eli – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
This study examines the intersection of sexual and gender identities among adolescents, including the prevalence of these groups and rates of emotional distress and bullying victimization. Data come from a large population-based sample; two measures of sexual orientation and gender identity create eight identity groups. Youth who report…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Adolescents, Incidence, Emotional Response
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Turpin, Rodman; Boekeloo, Bradley; Dyer, Typhanye – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Heterosexual adolescents with same-sex sexual partners may be at increased risk for psychological distress from victimization; this may lead to suicidality. We tested if sexual identity modified the association between bullying at school and suicide planning among adolescents with the same-sex sexual partners. We sampled 924 youth with same-sex…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Correlation, Bullying, Psychological Patterns
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Bradley, Elizabeth; Albright, Glenn; McMillan, Jeremiah; Shockley, Kristen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
LGBTQ youth frequently experience bullying and harassment in the school setting. Teachers are in an ideal position to prevent student harassment, yet most don't have adequate training. This study evaluated the effectiveness of "Step In Speak Up," an interactive online simulation. In a randomized controlled trial, 1390 participants…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Bullying, Educational Environment, Teacher Role
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Daniels, Joseph; Struthers, Helen; Maleke, Kabelo; Catabay, Christina; Lane, Tim; McIntyre, James; Coates, Tom – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Low educational attainment, often a lack of a high school diploma or matriculation degree, has been linked to negative health outcomes and lower quality of life for sexual and gender minorities globally. However, optimism and resiliency have been demonstrated to provide buffering effects on school dropout. We conducted a study in a South African…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Student Experience, LGBTQ People, Foreign Countries
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Zmyj, Norbert; Wehlig, Raphaela – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2019
Bullying against lesbian and gay adolescents continues to be a problem in Western societies. Interventions to reduce homonegative attitudes could help to address bullying. We evaluated the effectiveness of a workshop against homonegativity in adolescents (N = 214) aged between 14 and 16 years in a pretest, posttest, follow-up design with a control…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Adolescents, Followup Studies
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Taliaferro, Lindsay A.; Gloppen, Kari M.; Muehlenkamp, Jennifer J.; Eisenberg, Marla E. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
To address gaps in the literature on bisexual youth, we used the first nationally representative sample of high school students from the United States to determine profiles of behaviors related to depressive symptoms, a suicide attempt, and a medically-serious attempt. We examined the data from 922 bisexual students in grades 9-12 who completed…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, High School Students, Depression (Psychology)
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Okanlawon, Kehinde – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
There is a dearth of research on homophobic bullying in Nigerian schools. Using data from 14 in-depth interviews and public media sources that were analyzed thematically, this formative research examined homophobic bullying using Nigerian universities as a case study to bring attention to the need for policies and interventions to make schools…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Bias, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Burford, James; Lucassen, Mathijs F. G.; Hamilton, Thomas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Drawing on data from an Aotearoa/New Zealand study of more than 230 secondary students, this article evaluates the potential of a 60-min gender diversity workshop to address bullying and promote positive environments for learning. Students completed pre- and postworkshop questionnaires. The authors used descriptive statistics to summarize results…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Bullying, Educational Environment
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Eckes, Suzanne E. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
As society's views of sexual orientation and gender identity have significantly evolved in recent years, school districts across the country are addressing how to create policies that align with the law in this area. One recent issue involves laws and policies focused on transgender students and their right to access restrooms that align with…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, School Districts, School Policy
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Grozelle, Renee S. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
In less than 2 years, nine young people within one Minnesota school district committed suicide. As such, the bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth in the Anoka-Hennepin School District continues to be an example of how embedded ideologies of some individuals can substantially impact the treatment of marginalized…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Bullying
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Poteat, V. Paul; Berger, Christian; Dantas, Julio – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Victimization based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender expression (SOGE) carries significant consequences. In this study, we examined how SOGE-based victimization and contextual factors predicted truancy among 886 Chilean students (M[subscript age] = 16.00, SD = 1.30) in four high schools. Victimization predicted truancy…
Descriptors: Victims, Truancy, Educational Environment, School Safety
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Kosciw, Joseph G.; Pizmony-Levy, Oren – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
There has been increasing international attention to the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in schools, and a growing concern regarding anti-LGBT violence and bias directed at youth as a serious human rights issue and barrier to global development goals. This special issue highlights research that has been done…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Bullying, Social Bias, Sexual Orientation
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Magic, Jasna; Maljevac, Simon – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Research has highlighted that during school, European lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth experience significantly higher levels of discrimination and verbal, physical, and sexual violence in comparison with their heterosexual peers. Slovenian youth are not exempt from this experience. While the educational system is exclusively…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Shoshilou, Panayiota A.; Vasiliou, Elena – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
A review of the academic and lay literature concerning Cyprus reveals that homophobia is prevalent throughout society. This research aimed to investigate homophobia through the narratives of educators. Twenty-three teachers were randomly selected out of the pool of volunteers in a training project. Aspects of homophobia previously reported in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Bullying
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Jones, Tiffany – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Australian education is delivered through government and independent systems. This article discusses how education policies on gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer students in these different sectors have affected school climates. It describes how previously published policy analysis and survey data on Australian gay, lesbian,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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