Comparing Gay Identity Development Theory to Cognitive Development: An Empirical Study

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Craig S. Cashwell, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The relationship between gay identity development and cognitive development, as outlined by Ivey’s Developmental Counseling Therapy Model, was explored. The Gay Identity Questionnaire and the Standard Developmental Counseling Interview were administered to 78 gay men. Results suggested that there is a relationship between gay identity development and cognitive development. In addition, the findings provide evidence that gay identity development can be categorized by concrete and abstract frames of reference.

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Journal of Homosexuality, 48, 103-123.
Language: English
Date: 2004
Gay identity development, Cognitive development, Cass, Ivey, , Counseling, Homosexuality, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered

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