Dimensions of lesbian identity during adolescence and young adulthood

Stephanie K. Swann, Jeane W. Anastas

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As knowledge about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people continues to mature, social work research must address the complexity of key issues, including sexual identity. The present study examined dimensions of sexual identity among young women who identify as questioning or lesbian, and it illustrates the progress being made in conceptualization and measurement in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-125
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2003


  • Factor analysis
  • Identity development
  • Lesbian
  • Measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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