The Schooling Experience of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth in lsrael: Falling Below and Rising Above as a Matter of Social Ecology

Rachel L. Erhard*, Eyal Ben-Ami

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

19 Scopus citations

Abstract

Research on the schooling experience of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth in Israel and in other Western countries has been largely risk-focused, whereas extrinsic and intrinsic protective factors, which enable LGB adolescent students to cope with school homophobic bullying, are often overlooked. To address this shortcoming, the researchers conducted a qualitative study based on semistructured interviews with 20 LGB-identified secondary school students. The findings and implications emphasized the key role of adequate ecological protective factors for LGB youth in enhancing effective coping mechanisms in response to school homophobic bullying.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-227
Number of pages35
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2016

Keywords

  • Coping mechanisms
  • LGB youth
  • protective factors
  • resilience
  • school homophobic bullying
  • social ecological systems

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Schooling Experience of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth in lsrael: Falling Below and Rising Above as a Matter of Social Ecology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this