Continued Research of the Experience of Empathy Through Narrative Transportation While Reading LGBTQ+ Texts (74778)

Session Information: Mind, Brain & Psychology: Human Emotional & Cognitive Development & Outcomes within Educational Contexts
Session Chair: Shawnee McPhail

Thursday, 23 November 2023 13:40
Session: Session 3
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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The purpose of this research was to further explore how learners described their experience of empathy while watching a show with LGBTQ+ characters and themes as secondary school students. The present study was made up of grade 10 students describing their experiences of watching a tv series with LGBTQ+ characters from their perspectives. The target population for this study was grade 10 students, ages 15 and 16, living in Japan. Thirty-one students participated in the this present study and filled out the reflection survey. The research methodology was generic qualitative inquiry and data was collected through a survey. Upon grouping the survey responses 10 themes emerged. These themes can be summarized as follows:

1. Related to Characters/Content, 2. Enjoyed Watching the Show, 3. Felt an Emotional Connection to the text, 4. Learned about LGBTQ+ Struggles, 5. Felt LGBTQ+ Deserve Respect, 6. Think LGBTQ+ Texts Belong in Classroom, 7. Believe LGBTQ+ Texts Helps Against Homophobia, 8. Found Show Applicable to Their Lives, 9. Discussion was Important, 10. Changed Opinions About LGBTQ+ Community

Authors:
Shawnee McPhail, Capella University, United States


About the Presenter(s)
Dr McPhail lives in Gunma, Japan with her wife and four children. She is an English teacher at Gunma Kokusai Academy and volunteers as a mentor for students publishing their own research through the Youth Research Vox.

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