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ERIC Number: EJ877501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Sexual Orientation and College Choice: Considering Campus Climate
Burleson, Douglas A.
About Campus, v14 n6 p9-14 Jan-Feb 2010
Research on college choice, like research on general college experiences, has focused mainly on the process for all students as well as on racial or ethnic minorities and economically disadvantaged students. Less is known about the potential concerns for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer (GLBTQ) college students. In this article, the author offers the results of an anonymous web-based survey of current high school and college GLBTQ students. The survey was designed to elicit information about their college choice processes and how those choices related to both their coming-out and their high school experiences. A total of 119 students completed the survey--6 high school students, 95 college undergraduates, and 18 graduate students. Results of this study have implications for how educators serve GLBTQ students in high school and college and for researchers who desire to make additional contributions to understanding this important population. (Contains 1 table and 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers; Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A