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Swanson, Katie; Gettinger, Maribeth – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
This study focused on the association between 3 school-level supports for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and teachers' knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors toward LGBT youth. Framed within social support theory, the study used survey method with a sample of 98 teachers in Grades 6-12. The purpose was to examine the relation…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Teacher Attitudes, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Watson, Ryan J.; Wheldon, Christopher W.; Russell, Stephen T. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals disproportionately report negative academic outcomes and experiences as a result of stigma and discrimination. No research to date has investigated how being out in different social relationships may affect these youth. We compare youth who are out to family, friends, and people at school to understand…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Academic Achievement