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dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Hoa N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-01T08:01:53Z
dc.date.available2017-07-01T08:01:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-30en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:11814en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/78303
dc.description.abstractThe present study addresses three objectives: 1) to explore the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) persons who are coming in the United States as students and coming out about their sexual orientation, 2) to explore the cultural narratives that emerge in their disclosure process, and 3) to generate ways to support LGBQ international students. Research on the disclosure process for LGBQ persons have been comprised largely of white, middle-class individuals and families. This narrative inquiry broadens our understanding of how LGBQ persons from different cultures define and experience the coming-out process, particularly in the context of moving to a different country. Twelve LGBQ international students shared their coming in, coming out stories through interviews, journals, a timeline, online forum, and picture. Narrative analysis of their stories consisted of three methods: thematic, structural, and dialogic. These findings provide directions for future research, clinical practitioners, educators, and student affairs personnel working with international students.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectcoming outen_US
dc.subjectsexual identityen_US
dc.subjectcultural identityen_US
dc.subjectsojournersen_US
dc.subjectinternational studentsen_US
dc.subjectnarrative family therapyen_US
dc.subjectnarrative inquiryen_US
dc.titleComing In and Coming Out: Navigating the Spaces between Cultural and Sexual Identityen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPiercy, Fred P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeechairGrafsky, Erika L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZvonkovic, Anisaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLambert-Shute, Jennifer Janeen_US


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