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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Kruger, Liana
URN etd-06142011-142413
Document Title Disclosure practices of adolescents raised in same-gendered families
Degree MEd
Department Educational Psychology
Advisor Name Title
Dr C Lubbe-De Beer Committee Chair
  • same-gendered
  • negotiation
  • heterosexual
  • disclosure practices
  • homosexual
  • lesbian
  • gay
  • homophobic
  • heteronormativity
  • adolescence
  • experiences
  • disclosure
Date 2011-04-12
Availability unrestricted
The concept of “family” has rapidly changed over the past few years. The prevalence of more and more children raised in same-gendered families has brought to mind the question of disclosure. This qualitative case study explored the disclosure practices of adolescents raised in same-gendered families in an attempt to understand how adolescents negotiate their unique family structure throughout their daily lives. The data in this study was analysed using thematic content analysis. It was found that both positive and negative experiences influence the adolescents raised in samegendered families decision to disclose and that disclosure of family structure usually takes place after careful negotiation based on the grounds of either a close relationship, common ground or a perceived urgency.

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Kruger, L 2010, Disclosure practices of adolescents raised in same-gendered families, MEd dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06142011-142413/ >


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