FSD3020 Life for LGBTIQA Youth in the Past and Present 2014

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Study title

Life for LGBTIQA Youth in the Past and Present 2014

Dataset ID Number

FSD3020

Persistent identifier

urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3020

Data Type

Qualitative

Authors

  • Finnish Literature Society (SKS). Folklore Archives

Other Identification/Acknowledgements

  • Finnish Youth Research Society
  • Seta - LGBTI Rights in Finland

Abstract

The data comprises texts written about what it is and was like to live one's youth in Finland as a person belonging to a sexual or gender minority or otherwise questioning sexual and gender norms. The responses were collected as part of Seta's and Finnish Youth Research Society's research project "Wellbeing of LGBTIQ Youth" (2012-2014) funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Form of the texts was not restricted and the participants could write, for instance, poems or narratives. The texts covered themes and topics such as own gender identity and sexuality and its development, experiences of belonging to a minority group, social networks and relationships, loneliness, civic participation, and other people's attitudes.

Dataset only available in Finnish.

Keywords

bisexuality; childhood; discrimination; homosexuality; life histories; minority groups; same-sex relationships; sexual identity; sexual orientation; youth

Topic Classification

  • Social sciences (Fields of Science Classification)
  • Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
  • Youth (CESSDA Topic Classification)
  • Gender and gender roles (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Series

Individual datasets

Distributor

Finnish Social Science Data Archive

Access

The dataset is (C) available for research only (including e.g. Master's, licentiate and doctoral theses).

Collection Dates

2014-01-27 – 2014-04-30

Nation

Finland

Geographical Coverage

Finland

Analysis/Observation Unit Type

Individual

Event/Process/Activity

Media unit: Text

Universe

Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgender people, cross dressers (transvestites), agender people, asexuals, intersex people, queer people and other people challenging sexual and gender norms who had lived their youth in Finland

Time Method

Cross-section

Sampling Procedure

Non-probability: Availability

Writing instructions were available on the website of the Finnish Literature Society (SKS), which can be accessed by anyone. The invitation to participate was sent to the Finnish Literature Society's respondent network and advertised in Seta's events and websites as well as some other websites that covered sexual and gender diversity. Participants were able to deliver their texts by using the form on Finnish Literature Society's website, by email or by letter.

Collection Mode

Self-administered writings and/or diaries

Research Instrument

Data collection guidelines: Self-administered writings guide

Data Processing

References to names and other direct identifiers as well as indirect identifiers referring to third persons and sensitive content were removed from the data during archiving.

Data Files

131 texts in RTF and HTML files (in Finnish). Length of the texts ranged from one page to 26 pages.

Data File Language

The data files of this dataset are available in the following languages: Finnish.

Qualitative data are available in their original language only and are not translated.

Data Version

1.0

Related Datasets

FSD2924 Well-Being of LGBTIQ Youth 2013

Citation Requirement

The data and its creators shall be cited in all publications and presentations for which the data have been used. The bibliographic citation may be in the form suggested by the archive or in the form required by the publication.

Bibliographical Citation

Finnish Literature Society (SKS): Life for LGBTIQA Youth in the Past and Present 2014 [dataset]. Version 1.0 (2015-06-24). Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor]. http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi:fsd:T-FSD3020

Deposit Requirement

The user shall notify the archive of all publications where she or he has used the data.

Special Terms and Conditions for Access

The data may contain identifiers that have not been anonymised (e.g. person names, information on place of residence, names of work places and such). When publishing quotations from the data, reusers of the data need to consider carefully and in accordance with research ethical guidelines what information needs to be removed or altered for each quotation.

Disclaimer

The original data creators and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the reuse of the data.

Related Materials

Taavetti, Riikka & Alanko, Katarina & Heikkinen, Lotte (2015) Hyvinvoiva sateenkaarinuori -tutkimushanke. Tiivistelmä. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura. Nuorisotutkimusseuran julkaisuja; 158.

Taavetti, Riikka (2015) "Olis siistiä, jos ei tarttis määritellä...". Kuriton ja tavallinen sateenkaarinuoruus. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura. Nuorisotutkimusseuran verkkojulkaisuja; 81. urn:isbn: 978-952-5994-69-8

Related Publications Tooltip

Taavetti, Riikka (2015). "Olis siistiä, jos ei tarttis määritellä...". Kuriton ja tavallinen sateenkaarinuoruus. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura. Nuorisotutkimusseuran verkkojulkaisuja; 81 & Seta-julkaisuja; 24. http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/images/julkaisuja/hyvinvoiva_sateenkaarinuori.pdf [viitattu 26.5.2016]

Taavetti, Riikka (2016) "Reflecting the Queer Me. Memories of Finnish Queer Youth from the 1950s Onwards." Lambda Nordica 3-4/2016, 81-107

Taavetti, Riikka (2016) "Tärkeintä on lähteminen. Muuttamisen merkitykset sateenkaarinuorten elämässä." Teoksessa. Kivijärvi, Antti & Peltola, Marja (toim.) Lapset ja nuoret muuttoliikkeessä - Nuorten elinolot 2016 -vuosikirja. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusverkosto/Nuorisotutkimusseura & Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos & Valtion nuorisoasiain neuvottelukunta, 135-147.

Taavetti, Riikka & Alanko, Katarina & Heikkinen, Lotte (2015). Hyvinvoiva sateenkaarinuori -tutkimushanke. Tiivistelmä. Helsinki: Nuorisotutkimusseura. Nuorisotutkimusseuran julkaisuja; 158 & Nuorisotutkimusseuran verkkojulkaisuja; 82 & Seta-julkaisuja; 26.

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