A retrospective study on the experience of coming out on LGBTQ+ Latinx adolescents

dc.contributor.advisorVerdín, Azucena
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBrown, Melissa McInnis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRose, Katherine K
dc.creatorHernandez, Kassandra A 1997-
dc.date.accessioned2024-06-07T20:11:37Z
dc.date.available2024-06-07T20:11:37Z
dc.date.created2024-05
dc.date.issued2024-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2024
dc.date.updated2024-06-07T20:11:37Z
dc.description.abstractAdolescents are in a unique position as they are emerging into adulthood and their identities as individuals are forming. Emerging identities, such as burgeoning sexuality can cause shifts within the relationships with those around the adolescent, referred to by Bronfenbrenner as an ecological system (1994). The purpose of this study was to explore the levels of support Latino adolescents experienced within the ecological system around them. Using a phenomenological approach, ten interviews were conducted with LGBTQ+ Latinx individuals about their coming out experiences as adolescents. A two-pronged analysis was conducted to examine lived experiences. Themes found from the interviews were acceptance, negative meanings & emotions, and cultural factors. Each theme also had subthemes, including affirmation, rejection, grief, religion, and gender ideology. The themes explored in the current study expanded on previous findings. The findings of this research offer new insights on the phenomenon of coming out.
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dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/16209
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental
dc.subject.otherChild Development
dc.subject.otherCultural studies
dc.subject.otherEcological Systems
dc.subject.otherLGBTQ+
dc.subject.otherFamily Systems
dc.subject.otherAdolesence
dc.titleA retrospective study on the experience of coming out on LGBTQ+ Latinx adolescents
dc.typeThesis
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thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Education and Human Development
thesis.degree.departmentHuman Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
thesis.degree.disciplineChildhood Development and Early Education
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.programAPA 7th edition
thesis.degree.schoolTexas Woman's University

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