Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
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.
BF1 .M63 v. 8 no. 1 2001
Yamakawa, Katherine M. and Williams, Elizabeth Nutt
"Effects of campus climate and attitudes on the identity development of gay, lesbian and bisexual college students,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 8
, Article 12.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol8/iss1/12