Content Analysis and Methodological Critique of Articles Concerning Lesbian and Gay Male Issues in Counseling Journals

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This study examined research of lesbian and gay male issues in counseling psychology journals. Of the 6,661 studies reviewed from 6 major counseling psychology journals over a 12-year period, 43 (.65%) focused on variables related to lesbian or gay male sexual orientation. The content of the articles demonstrates a perspective of gay male and lesbian acceptance or affirmation. Study samples were composed mostly of university-affiliated, White, East-coast, urban persons. Sexual orientation of study participants was more often assumed than directly ascertained by self-report. The results of content analyses, a methodological critique of the empirical studies, and 12 recommendations for conducting research on issues concerning lesbian women and gay men are presented and discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buhrke, RA; Ben-Ezra, LA; Hurley, ME; Ruprecht, LJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 91 - 99

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0167

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0022-0167.39.1.91

Citation Source

  • Scopus