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How do adults with a learning disability experience gender?

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Using Q Methodology to explore how adults with a learning disability experience gender, and how this contributes to the perception of gender roles.



  • Contact name

    Kelly Tipton

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    Staffordshire University

  • Identifier

    n/a, n/a

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 2 months, 31 days

  • Research summary

    The aim and purpose of this research is to explore the way in which individuals with a learning disability understand, express and experience gender roles. Societal understanding has evolved over recent years, however, little is known about how individuals with a learning disability experience and understand this. The research aims to gather the views directly from individuals with a learning disability, as underrepresented voices within research. The research may contribute to a body of literature around gender and may pose questions for services offering support to individuals with a learning disability.

    How do individuals with a learning disability experience gender roles? Investigating how gender is experienced, and how this may contribute to sense of identity and perception of gender roles.

  • REC name

    West Midlands - Coventry & Warwickshire Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    12 Aug 2022

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

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