Posted: September 19th, 2022

A. Locate and recruit two participants who meet the following criteria: 1. Self-identify as LGBTQ+ 2. Age-18 or older 3. Persona 1 – New to workforce interested in public sector Persona 2 – New to workforce interested in private sector Persona 3 – Ha

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A. Locate and recruit two participants who meet the following criteria:

1. Self-identify as LGBTQ+

2. Age-18 or older

3. Persona 1 – New to workforce interested in public sector

Persona 2 – New to workforce interested in private sector

Persona 3 – Has work experience interested in public sector

Persona 4 – Has work experience interested in private sector

B. Use the LGBTQ+ Employment Communication Study Interview Protocol (posted in

Blackboard) to conduct an interview via Zoom or phone.

C. If possible, record the interview. It is OK to not record but you must then take accurate notes

(using the protocol form).

D. Strictly follow all recruiting and interviewing protocols (per the IRB) reviewed in class.

E. Write up each interview as follows:

1. Date of interview:

2. Demographics:

3. Participants responses to each interview item. Be use the form.

4. Additional comments you might want to add about the interview:

Assessment Criteria

1. Participant meets all criteria. 5 pts

2. Complete (contains all elements for two interviews) 5 pts

3. Thorough [clear response (or non-responses) for all protocol items recorded] 5 pts

4. Fully follows IRB guidelines 5 pts

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Assignment 3
COMM 604
Socha

Research Partner Study Related Assignment:

Interviewing

Topic: Prospective LGBTQ+ Workers, Communication, and Employment

Overview

Reminders:

Employment processes:

1. Searching for jobs:
a. Recruiting
b. Career managing & supporting

2. Screening jobs
3. Applying for jobs
4. Interviewing for jobs
5. Accepting/Rejecting/Negotiating for jobs
6. Onboarding to jobs
7. Working at jobs:

a. Retention
b. Promotion
c. Work culture

i. Employee-Employee relations
ii. Employee-management relations

iii. Working conditions

Assumptions:

A. There are at least seven processes related to gaining successful employment: (1)
searching for jobs, (2) screening jobs, (3) applying for jobs, (4) interviewing, (5)
negotiating offer, (6) onboarding, and (7) working.

B. Communication is inherent in all employment processes.
C. Effective communication is a key factor in successful employment success in all stages.
D. Individuals’ identities (understanding of, confidence, experience, etc.) and self-

assessment (knowledge, skills, abilities etc.) are critically important factors in
employment processes for all individuals

E. Discrimination can and does occur during any and all of these seven processes.
F. Types of discrimination can include: age, disability, compensation, gender & sexual

orientation, genetic, harassment, national origin, parental status, pregnancy, race & color,
religion, and retaliation. See: Kulkarni (2020,

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https://www.idealist.org/en/careers/discrimination-12-types) and US Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (2022, https://www.eeoc.gov/discrimination-type

Assignment

A. Locate and recruit two participants who meet the following criteria:

1. Self-identify as LGBTQ+
2. Age-18 or older
3. Persona 1 – New to workforce interested in public sector

Persona 2 – New to workforce interested in private sector
Persona 3 – Has work experience interested in public sector
Persona 4 – Has work experience interested in private sector

B. Use the LGBTQ+ Employment Communication Study Interview Protocol (posted in

Blackboard) to conduct an interview via Zoom or phone.

C. If possible, record the interview. It is OK to not record but you must then take accurate notes

(using the protocol form).

D. Strictly follow all recruiting and interviewing protocols (per the IRB) reviewed in class.

E. Be professional and rep ODU MA-LSDC proudly.

F. Write up each interview as follows:

1. Date of interview:
2. Demographics:
3. Participants responses to each interview item. Be use the form.
4. Additional comments you might want to add about the interview:

Assessment Criteria

1. Participant meets all criteria. 5 pts
2. Complete (contains all elements for two interviews) 5 pts
3. Thorough [clear response (or non-responses) for all protocol items recorded] 5 pts
4. Fully follows IRB guidelines 5 pts

Communication, Employment, & LGBTQ+ Community Interview Study

Interviewer’s Name:

Subject 1
Subject 2
Additional Subject

Interview Date:

Read this statement in its entirety

My name is:

I am a graduate student enrolled in a communication research methods course at Old Dominion University (taught by Dr. Thomas J. Socha, Professor, Department of Communication & Theatre Arts) and supported by research partner, MetroStar (
https://www.metrostar.com). We are gathering information intended to better understand and improve employment communication (job searching, applying, interviewing, etc.) for the LGBTQ+ community and prospective employers. Your participation is voluntary. No rewards are offered for participation. Your identity will not be revealed. Information from the study will be communicated in reports, papers, and presentations but no specific information about study participants will be communicated. Any and all potentially identifying information will be removed or masked. You can choose to not answer any (or all) of the questions for any reason and may withdraw from participation at any time. Files of recordings of the interviews will be kept in pass-word protected spaces and after transcription and analyses are complete will be deleted. For further information about the study direct questions to Dr. Socha, Professor of Communication,

tsocha@odu.edu.
For questions or concerns about you rights as a study participant please contact Dr. Randy Gainey, Human Subjects Review Committee Chair,

rgainey@odu.edu.

Do you agree to be interviewed for this study?

(
1
)

Demographics (ask theses questions aloud and record them on this sheet for each subject)

1. To which gender do you most identify?

Or can prompt with:

(
2.
Your

current

age:

3.
Please

indicate

all

that

apply

to

you:
o
American

Indian

or

Alaska

Native
o
Asian
o
Black

or

African

American
o
Native

Hawaiian

or

Other

Pacific

Islander
o
White
o
Prefer

not

to

answer
4.
Are

you:
o
Hispanic

or

Latino

or

Spanish

Origin?
o
Not

Hispanic

or

Latino

or

Spanish

Origin?
o
Prefer

to

not

answer
5.
Do

you

have

work

experience

in

the

public

sector?
Yes
6.
Do

you

have

work

experience

in

the

private

sector?
Yes
7.
What

is

your

highest

level

of

education?
o

o

o

o

o

o
PhD degree

MA/MBA/MS/JD degree

BA/BS

degree
AA degree

Some college

High

school
8.
What

is

your

current

occupation?

Please

describe.
)

No No

9. What is your current employment status? For example, employed, look for employment, in school and working part-time and so on.

10. Are you currently seeking employment?

· Yes

· No

· Prefer to not answer

11. Do you foresee searching for new employment during this current calendar year (2022)?

· Yes

· Maybe

· No

· Prefer to not answer.

Interview Items (Ask these items aloud and somehow record their responses—audio, zoom, or via detailed notes on separate sheets). The point to gather as much information as you can.

12.
When looking for employment, what would you say are the main qualities that prospective job seekers of the LGBTQ+ community (new or experienced person in the workspace) generally look for in any employer (today in 2022)?

Response: I believe that the life history of every person who is transgendered differs from that of another person with the same condition and these aspects determine the qualities that a prospective job seekers of the LGBTQ assess. Such difference are usually molded by the manner of their upbringing, their social environment and their financial environment. With this condition, the transgendered individuals usually enjoy the early part of their life since they are not mature enough to differentiate between them and others with normal gender identity and anatomical sex
.

13.
Think about employment in the public sector (e.g., government, civil service). Please describe your impressions of the advantages and disadvantages to working in the public sector as a career- path
for you
.

Response: I believe that everyone seeking to work in LGBTQ community in the government tends to know the difference between genders and they therefore, realize that they have a problem. The gender that these people believe to be does not match with the identity from their body expression. While at their young age, transgendered children are told that it is wrong and shameful for them to express their feelings regarding transgender. One key advantage of working as a civil servant under LGBTQ community is that one gets to interact with people from different backgrounds and improve their careers in the same field.

14.
For LGBTQ+ individuals?

Response: One advantage of working for LGBTQ at individual levels is that work becomes less and promote flexibility to work on other aspects. I know that
there have been various attempts to do to transition from one gender to another. This common to the transgender so they the identity of belong to one gender. There are medical steps that are followed in order for one to completely change one gender. The psychotherapy is performed in the first three months and the hormonal therapy is done which is aimed at modifying secondary sex trait.

15.
When talking with your friends and community about employment (both in the public and private sectors), have you heard, and can you share, any positive stories about what LGBTQ+ individuals might be look forward to experiencing when working?

Response: I can say that the stage where stage trans-women are induced with the hormone called Oestrogen which triggers growth of breast, the thicker layer of subcutaneous fat, make skin to be soft and to trigger the movement of fats to the hip. I believe that these aspects cause excitement that leads them to try the category of LGBT just to explore life.

16.
When talking with friends and community about employment (both in the public and private sectors) have you heard, and can you share, any
negative stories about what LGBTQ+ individuals have had to manage?

Response: Well, the existence of LGBTQ community makes is indication that there are not only two known genders. Sometime people think that there are only two types of gender, male and female, but other factors have to existence of many other types of genders. The gender may be exhibited through many indications such as hair styles, clothing and cosmetics and even body language. This case happens mostly to women since there have rights that that allow them to live in a wide range of sexes.

17.
As a person who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community, when screening prospective employers
online what kinds of messages do you look for that may attract you or push you away?

Response: I
believe that at birth children are identified as male or female. But at a times a child is born and it gender expressions differs from the one which is assigned. The children born my bear both sexes. So, as the child develop dominant sex genes may be seen through physical development. If the transgender people seeks medical assistance in order to transition from one sex to another then they may referred to as transsexual.

18.
Career paths include all of the jobs that individuals have had from a very first job to today.

a.
Think about a job early in your career. What was it? When was it? Was it a positive or negative experience overall?

b.
As a person who is a part of the LGBTQ+ community, while employed in early first job, can you recall moments while working there that were particularly
positive for you?

What were they?

c.
While employed in your first job, can you recall moments while working there that were particularly
negative for you? What were they?

d.
To what extent if, any, do you think early positive and negative work experiences influenced your approach to employment today?

Response: The transgendered children insist that their gender is per what they believe and not what it seems to be. Here, they refuse to succumb to the pressure to obey what others talk about regarding their gender. Their firmness in this believe is unchangeable regardless of facing ridicule from their peers’ counterparts or even from adults. However, during their stage of puberty, the transgendered children feel anguished since their bodies show changes that are unexpected. When this happens, medical help is opted in order to delay these signs until the time when they are mature enough to bear the anguish
. I believe that the transgendered children would try to conform to what their normal gendered counterparts and children wish and demand just for them to be accepted. In order for them to do this, they must sought to suppress the feelings regarding the transgender. However, this is another anguish in the sense that those transgendered children finds it difficult to cope with the internal conflicts within them.

19.
Is there anything else that you would like to add to help us to better understand how improve communication during employment processes between individuals of the LGBTQ+ community and prospective employers, particularly in the public sector?

Response: LGBT is a term that is used to express the situation where people have a different gender from the usual association of their gender from their birth sex. It is basically something to do with the identity. Usually, the anatomical sex of a person is defined by the identity of his or her gender. However, some people have their gender identity different from their anatomical sex. Such a situation is what is referred to as transgender and the broader category of the term is usually known as transgenderism. It explores the overview of the main issues that surrounds transsexualism. One question that people will seek to know in regard to transgender is the difference between it and the sexual orientation. The experience of gender identity and sexual orientation comes in two ways. On the other hand, the person’s sense of being himself or herself in regard to gender is gender identity. Typically, people who are attracted to either men or women before transition continues with the same feelings even after transition. Therefore, any biological man who is attracted to women before transition will be attracted to women after transition and thus, may be regarded as a lesbian.

Thank you very much for your participation!

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