Title

Bullying as Occupational Deprivation: A Pliot Study with GLBT Youth in Louisville, Kentucky

Start Time

6-10-2006 11:00 AM

End Time

6-10-2006 12:05 PM

Abstract

An interpretive phenomenological stuffy exploring bullying and occupational deprivation is currently underway with participants from the Louisville Youth Group in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Youth Group (LYG) is a community grassroots organization that helps and supports young people by providing resources and a safe social atmosphere for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ) and supporting young people under 21. As a community, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people are marginalized in the United States and are often victims of violent acts. The detrimental physical and psychological effects of violent acts committed among heterosexual youth have been noted in the medical, psychological, sociological, social work and education literature. However, very few articles focus on violence and GLBTQ youth and none of the literature on youth violence has explored bullying from an occupational deprivation point of view. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to begin to explore the concept of occupational deprivation among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. More specifically, the focus of the study is on the effects of bullying and occupational deprivation. Bullying is being defined as any emotional, psychological, verbal, or physical form of external violence perpetrated by another person the a priori assumption of the investigators is that the experience of an external force of violence creates the potential for occupational deprivation. The key to the investigation is to begin to identify, through the lived experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, what forms or kinds of occupational deprivation occurs as a result of bullying. Participant interviews will be completed on May 19, 2006 and May 26, 2006 with subsequent analysis of initial results to be completed by July 15, 2006. Discussion of the results and implications for the study will take place at the SSO conference.

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Bullying as Occupational Deprivation: A Pliot Study with GLBT Youth in Louisville, Kentucky

An interpretive phenomenological stuffy exploring bullying and occupational deprivation is currently underway with participants from the Louisville Youth Group in Louisville, Kentucky. The Louisville Youth Group (LYG) is a community grassroots organization that helps and supports young people by providing resources and a safe social atmosphere for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ) and supporting young people under 21. As a community, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people are marginalized in the United States and are often victims of violent acts. The detrimental physical and psychological effects of violent acts committed among heterosexual youth have been noted in the medical, psychological, sociological, social work and education literature. However, very few articles focus on violence and GLBTQ youth and none of the literature on youth violence has explored bullying from an occupational deprivation point of view. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to begin to explore the concept of occupational deprivation among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. More specifically, the focus of the study is on the effects of bullying and occupational deprivation. Bullying is being defined as any emotional, psychological, verbal, or physical form of external violence perpetrated by another person the a priori assumption of the investigators is that the experience of an external force of violence creates the potential for occupational deprivation. The key to the investigation is to begin to identify, through the lived experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth, what forms or kinds of occupational deprivation occurs as a result of bullying. Participant interviews will be completed on May 19, 2006 and May 26, 2006 with subsequent analysis of initial results to be completed by July 15, 2006. Discussion of the results and implications for the study will take place at the SSO conference.