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Att komma ut: Homosexuellas upplevelser av att berätta för sina föräldrar om sin sexuella läggning
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]


Gaining an understanding and an insight into what homosexuals experience when they step out of the closet and tell their parents that they are gay is what this paper seeks. In order to capture this experience has interviews carried out with six homosexuals who told at least one parent of their homosexuality. Previous research and literature on the subject has been studied to gain a deeper understanding and to draw parallels to the respondents' experiences.

In order to best capture the experience has an inductive, qualitative approach been used. Phenomenological method was chosen to get a result as close as possible to reflect the experiences of the respondents experienced. The material was then analyzed by IPA method (Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis). Based on the analysis there were four themes that interpret the emotions that respondents felt when they revealed their sexual orientation to their parents. The four themes that were common to respondents' experiences were: norm of heterosexuality, uneasiness and fear, Self-acceptance and security in sexuality and To feel complete. These four themes form a whole picture of what it feels like to come out and the conclusion drawn from the results is that it is liberating to tell his parents about his homosexuality.


















Keywords: Homosexuality, Coming Out, Phenomenology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Coming out, homosexuality, phenomenology
Keyword [sv]
Homosexualitet, komma ut, fenomenologi
National Category
Applied Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28058Local ID: PS:1OAI: diva2:630519
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Available from: 2013-07-04 Created: 2013-06-19 Last updated: 2013-07-04Bibliographically approved

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