Homosexual Identity Expression among Lesbian and Gay Adolescents

  title={Homosexual Identity Expression among Lesbian and Gay Adolescents},
  author={Lisa Waldner-Haugrud and Brian E. Magruder},
  journal={Youth \& Society},
  pages={313 - 333}
Theoretical and empirical analysis of homosexual identity neglects the influence of structural factors on identity expression. The Negotiated Identity Model proposes that perceptions of external forces influence adolescents through supportive resources and obstacles that may inhibit identity expression. Snowball sampling provided 172 self-identified homosexual adolescents, including 85 lesbians and 87 gay males. Perceptions of structural associations tested included religiosity, importance of… 

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