alexa Assessing LGBTQ campus climate and creating change.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

Author(s): Yost MR, Gilmore S

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Abstract We report the findings of a climate study of a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. This climate assessment was comprehensive in content (heterosexual and cisgender individuals' attitudes, and LGBTQ individuals' experiences), participants (faculty, staff, and students), and methodology (qualitative and quantitative). We found low levels of sexual prejudice and generally positive perceptions of the campus, but positive attitudes were more strongly endorsed by heterosexual and cisgender than LGBTQ participants. We consider the impact of these perceptions on LGBTQ students' co-curricular involvement and discuss the institutional changes that are underway as a result of our study. This article was published in J Homosex and referenced in Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior

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