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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

8

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 60-67

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2001

Abstract

To investigate campus climate and its effect on the identity development and college experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, undergraduate college students were asked to complete measures of homophobia and campus climate. Results indicated that males and firstyear students report higher levels of homophobia than females and seniors. However, students reported knowing of or engaging in only few instances of homophobic behaviors and felt that the college community was relatively openminded. Four qualitative interview examples are also provided, documenting the experience of gay students' identity development and the effects that campus climate has had on their undergraduate experiences. The importance of examining the effects of the college experience on gay identity development is discussed, along with implications for college campuses.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

8 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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