Queer Stories of Coming Out in the 21st Century was written by Bradley Wolfe for his Communication Studies master’s capstone project. The research was conducted at Minnesota State University, Mankato during the 2015-2016 school year. The research problem was to analyze the relevance of the Cass Model of queer identity development in a cultural environment which has shifted greatly since its origination. 10 semi-structured interviews were conducted to understand what aspects of the model still held true and if other models better describe the identity development process for queer individuals. The research found the Cass Model was not correlating with the data collected. An alternative model was introduced, which better fit the data, by bringing together eudaimonic theory and Hecht’s communication theory of identity development.
Date of Degree
Master of Arts (MA)
Arts and Humanities
Wolfe, B. (2016). Queer Stories of Coming Out in the 21st Century [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/612/
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