Structural Determinants of a Positive Campus Climate for Sexual Minorities

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dc.contributor.advisor Sayer, Liana C.
dc.creator Fine, Leigh E. 2011-03-29T17:27:48Z 2011-03-29T17:27:48Z 2011-03
dc.description Social and Behavioral Sciences; Social Work; Law: 2nd Place (The Ohio State University Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum) en_US
dc.description.abstract Most studies of the interaction between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and the American college campus environment have been confined to the micro-level. However, little is known about factors at the institutional level that could affect the campus climate. By merging data from three sources, variables from 1,432 institutions were analyzed, with 221 uncensored observations on the dependent variable. A Heckman selection model, which controls for selection into the voluntary survey instrument used to measure the dependent variable, was run to determine the link between institutional factors and a school’s climate toward sexual minorities as measured by the Campus Climate Index. Results indicate that a higher percentage of women, a more liberal political milieu, and a lower student-to-faculty ratio are associated with a more positive climate for LGBT persons, suggesting that macro-level factors exert an influence. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2011 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. 25th en_US
dc.subject College en_US
dc.subject university en_US
dc.subject LGBT en_US
dc.subject gay en_US
dc.subject lesbian en_US
dc.subject campus climate en_US
dc.title Structural Determinants of a Positive Campus Climate for Sexual Minorities en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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