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Article: Perspectives on same-sex sexualities and self-harm amongst service providers and teachers in Hong Kong

TitlePerspectives on same-sex sexualities and self-harm amongst service providers and teachers in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14681811.asp
Citation
Sex Education, 2014, v. 14 n. 4, p. 444-456 How to Cite?
AbstractThis study investigates the perspectives of service providers working with Chinese lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people in Hong Kong secondary schools and maps the relationships between same-sex sexualities, religion, education and self-harm. Sixteen service providers, including secondary school teachers, social workers based on and off school sites, and lesbian/transgender activists working in non-governmental organisations serving the LGB and transgender communities, participated in in-depth qualitative interviews. In addition, extensive participant observation was carried out. A grounded theory approach was adopted to code the data, as themes emerged with each successive round of coding. Study findings highlight four main themes: barriers to discussing sexuality at school, the effects of personal disinclination and religion, lesbian and gay youth being perceived as especially susceptible to self-harm, and the similarities in professionals' perceptions of self-harmers and LGB youth. Findings suggest that conservative religious beliefs at both the personal and structural levels act as deterrents to providing counselling and mental health services supportive of LGB youth in Hong Kong.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208283
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.505
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.460

 

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dc.contributor.authorTang, TSD-
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-23T08:17:56Z-
dc.date.available2015-02-23T08:17:56Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationSex Education, 2014, v. 14 n. 4, p. 444-456-
dc.identifier.issn1468-1811-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/208283-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates the perspectives of service providers working with Chinese lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) young people in Hong Kong secondary schools and maps the relationships between same-sex sexualities, religion, education and self-harm. Sixteen service providers, including secondary school teachers, social workers based on and off school sites, and lesbian/transgender activists working in non-governmental organisations serving the LGB and transgender communities, participated in in-depth qualitative interviews. In addition, extensive participant observation was carried out. A grounded theory approach was adopted to code the data, as themes emerged with each successive round of coding. Study findings highlight four main themes: barriers to discussing sexuality at school, the effects of personal disinclination and religion, lesbian and gay youth being perceived as especially susceptible to self-harm, and the similarities in professionals' perceptions of self-harmers and LGB youth. Findings suggest that conservative religious beliefs at both the personal and structural levels act as deterrents to providing counselling and mental health services supportive of LGB youth in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14681811.asp-
dc.relation.ispartofSex Education-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Sex Education on 06 Jun 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14681811.2014.920249-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePerspectives on same-sex sexualities and self-harm amongst service providers and teachers in Hong Kong-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailTang, TSD: denitang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityTang, TSD=rp01545-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14681811.2014.920249-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-84902987761-
dc.identifier.hkuros242378-
dc.identifier.volume14-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage444-
dc.identifier.epage456-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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