Resident assistants' attitudes toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals

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dc.contributor.advisor Mulvihill, Thalia M., 1963- en_US Bos, Ryan A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:38:24Z 2011-06-03T19:38:24Z 1998 en_US 1998
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1998 .B68 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study examined the attitudes and perceptions of resident assistants towardgay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered (GLBT) students. Attitudes and perceptions of floor environments, hall environments, and the campus community were looked at. The original intent of this study was to find a relationship between resident assistants' attitudes and perceptions toward GLBT individuals and its relationship to the environment created on the RA's floor. The sample of GLBT students was too small to make reference to it in this study.A significant difference was found between hall staffs' attitudes. The study suggests that their hall environment can influence RAs' attitudes and perceptions. Consistent with past research, male resident assistants (RAs) had more negative views toward gay men and lesbians than female RAs. Inconsistent responses were found to individual questions, which suggests a lack of education on GLBT issues. The majority of RAs believed there should not be more GLBT material integrated in the classroom, however they felt they didn't have adequate training on GLBT issues. RAs felt that GLBT students experience less harassment and discrimination in the residence halls then on campus and in society.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Secondary, Higher, and Foundations of Education
dc.format.extent iii, 40 leaves : ill., facsims. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gay college students -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lesbian college students -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bisexual college students -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transsexuals -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dormitories -- Employees -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Resident assistants (Dormitories) -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Residence counselors -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title Resident assistants' attitudes toward gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered individuals en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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