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The Experiences of Lesbian and Gay First Generation Immigrants to Canada: Negotiating Identities Post-Migration

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dc.contributor.advisor Safdar, Saba
dc.contributor.author Choubak, Melisa
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-24T19:48:37Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-24T19:48:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2014-10
dc.date.created 2014-10-20
dc.date.issued 2014-10-24
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/8528
dc.description.abstract The present study explored the experiences of lesbian and gay first generation immigrants to Canada by conducting semi-structured interviews with 10 participants and by employing Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis. Experiences pertaining to the negotiation of sexual identity and other central identities post- immigration in the context of diverse, and at times, contrasting cultural influences and social belongings were the focus. The psychological literature on sexual minority first generation migrants is rare on this topic (Huang et al., 2010), especially within the Canadian research terrain (O’Neill & Kia, 2012). Participants offered rich discourse around four main themes: (A) Post-immigration change around sexual identity, (B) Negotiating sexuality post-immigration-intrapersonally, (C) Negotiating sexuality post-immigration-interpersonally, and (D) Post-immigration reflection. Implications are discussed with regards to the study’s potential in enriching psychological research on both immigration and sexual identity domains. Furthermore, thoughts on potential future venues in research and practical implementation of the study results are offered. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject identity negotiation en_US
dc.subject lesbian and gay en_US
dc.subject sexual minority en_US
dc.subject immigrant en_US
dc.subject immigration en_US
dc.title The Experiences of Lesbian and Gay First Generation Immigrants to Canada: Negotiating Identities Post-Migration en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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