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ERIC Number: EJ1015837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Perceptions of Institutional Commitment to Diversity as a Predictor of College Students' Openness to Diverse Perspectives
Harper, Casandra E.; Yeung, Fanny
Review of Higher Education, v37 n1 p25-44 Fall 2013
This study examined longitudinal data by multiple regression analyses to determine personal and institutional characteristics associated with students' openness to diverse perspectives. Students' openness was positively associated with (a) feeling that the university was committed to diversity issues, (b) taking diversity courses, and (c) interacting with students of a different racial or ethnic group. Among students of color, openness was significantly predicted by (a) the racial diversity of students' friendship group, (b) feeling that the university supported ethnic and religious support networks, and (c) taking diversity courses. Among White students, the unique predictor was interacting with students of a different race at informal social events. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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