Not Always a Straight Path: College Students’ Narratives of Heterosexual Identity Development

  title={Not Always a Straight Path: College Students’ Narratives of Heterosexual Identity Development},
  author={Elizabeth M. Morgan},
  journal={Sex Roles},
  • Elizabeth M. Morgan
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Sex Roles
  • Research has recently begun to examine heterosexual identity development, providing preliminary evidence of variation within a sexual identity category that has frequently been conceptualized as uniform and unremarkable. The current study sought to classify and describe young adult participants’ narratives on their heterosexual identity development using Worthington et al. (2002) heterosexual identity status model. Participants included 1,051 heterosexually-identified undergraduates (632 women… CONTINUE READING
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