Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Sexual identity and fluidity: An analysis of the literature
by Urich, Brittany, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 85; 1528061
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this research is to examine sexual identity and sexual fluidity from a multicultural social work perspective. Examination includes having an understanding of the components of sexual identity development, the stability of sexual identity overtime and the challenges of sexual fluidity and identity. This provides a more substantial evaluation of themes within sexuality.

This content analysis of existing literature on sexual identity and sexual fluidity reveals findings and gaps in the research. In addition, it identifies areas in which further research is needed. This allows for more competent social work practices to effectively address issues of sexual identity. Findings suggest that it is difficult to capture the basic process that each individual experiences because circumstances can be unique for everyone. Patterns based on categorization within sexuality suggest that sexuality should be understood on a continuum.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: LGBTQ studies, Gender studies
Keywords: Content analysis, Gender differences, Sexual fluidity, Sexual identity development
Publication Number: 1528061
ISBN: 978-1-303-98585-0
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