The Emotional Impact of Coming Out in the LGBQ Community Study
Thank you for your interest in our online study regarding The Emotional Impact of Coming Out in the LGBQ Community! This study is being conducted through Case Western Reserve University’s department of Psychological Sciences.
The purpose of the study is to examine individuals’ experiences with the coming out process and to identify risk factors for distress related to coming out. We are interested in all non-heterosexual individuals’ experiences of coming out, including those who identify as trans* or non-cisgender in any way.
What does the study consist of?
The study will consist of some open-ended questions about your experiences, and some multiple-choice questions about your experiences, as well as your relationships, emotions, religious beliefs, and your experiences with discrimination. The study should take about 45-60 minutes to complete and should be completed in a private setting, free of distractions.
Why should I participate?
Much of what is known about coming out is based on research that considers the coming out process to be a one-time event. However, it may be that coming out is an ongoing process that occurs in various realms of your life (e.g., in your neighborhood, at work/school, in your family of origin, in daily living situations). The information that we gather may help us to understand more about the experience of coming out in order to improve the lives of LGBQ individuals.
Who is doing this research?
Amy Przeworski, Ph.D. and Jennifer Birnkrant in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University are conducting this study. You may contact them at 216-368-5022 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
If you are interested in participating in this study, please click the forward button below to be taken to the online Informed Consent Form.
IRB NUMBER: IRB-2013-434
IRB APPROVAL DATE: 03/26/2013