ERIC Number: EJ1035815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Impediments to Academic Performance of Bisexual College Students
Klein, Nicole Aydt; Dudley, Michael G.
Journal of American College Health, v62 n6 p399-406 2014
Objective: To investigate health-related impediments to academic success for bisexual college students. Participants: Respondents to the Fall 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA II) survey who self-identified as bisexual, heterosexual, gay, or lesbian. Methods: Secondary analyses of the ACHA-NCHA II data were conducted to compare the experiences of bisexual students with both each other (bisexual men and bisexual women) and those of their nonbisexual counterparts (heterosexual and gay/lesbian students). Results: Bisexual college students are a large and distinct sexual minority group. On all measures with the exception of discrimination, bisexual college students reported the strongest threats to academic success of all sexual orientations. Conclusions: Given the unique impediments for bisexual students, college health professionals should consider specifically addressing needs for bisexual students, bisexual women in particular.
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Orientation, Student Surveys, Academic Achievement, Health Behavior, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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