Campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer undergraduate students at the University of Missouri: a qualitative study

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Campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer undergraduate students at the University of Missouri: a qualitative study

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dc.contributor.advisor Hart, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), 1967- en_US
dc.contributor.author Hoffman, Garrett Drew
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T17:03:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T17:03:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other HoffmanG-050212-T848
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15262
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 12, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Jeni Hart en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri-Columbia 2012. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Educational leadership and policy analysis. en_US
dc.description "May 2012" en_US
dc.description.abstract The University of Missouri has been engaging in ongoing campus climate research since 2001. Previous studies have revealed that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students perceive the campus climate as more hostile and experience more harassment than any other identity group. This case study explores further, utilizing qualitative methods, the perceptions of the campus climate at the University of Missouri by LGBTQ-identified undergraduate students as well as the unmet needs of this population. Five broad themes emerged from the data including (a) discrimination, (b) intersecting identities that influence the perception of discrimination, (c) (dis)comfort, (d) support, and (e) suggestions for improvement. Data analysis shows that while the LGBTQ undergraduate population does experience high levels of harassment and discrimination, these students have created their own supportive communities and networks utilizing existing on and off campus resources. Recommendations for campus improvement are included. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 94 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2012 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject higher education en_US
dc.subject campus climate en_US
dc.subject sexual harrassment en_US
dc.subject homosexuality en_US
dc.subject transgender en_US
dc.title Campus climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer undergraduate students at the University of Missouri: a qualitative study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Educational leadership and policy analysis en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theses


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