ERIC Number: EJ1061248
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Do Fraternities and Sororities Inhibit Intercultural Competence?
Martin, Georgianna L.; Parker, Gene; Pascarella, Ernest T.; Blechschmidt, Sally
Journal of College Student Development, v56 n1 p66-72 Jan 2015
This study explored the impact of fraternity and sorority affiliation on students' development of intercultural competence over four years of college at 11 institutions. Prior research admonishes fraternities and sororities for being largely heterogeneous organizations that detract from institutional efforts to create a culturally competent student body. In the present study, fraternity and sorority members did not differ from their unaffiliated peers on their development of intercultural competence during college. Implications for higher education and student affairs practice and intercultural competence among fraternity/sorority communities is discussed.
Descriptors: Sororities, Fraternities, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Awareness, Student Personnel Services, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Longitudinal Studies, Liberal Arts, Cultural Pluralism, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Survey of Student Engagement