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ERIC Number: EJ860461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
On Being Lesbian, Gay or Bisexual in Student Affairs: A National Survey of Experiences on the Job
Croteau, James M.; Lark, Julianne S.
NASPA Journal, v46 n3 p382-394 2009
Over the past several years, the student affairs literature has begun to attend to lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns (e.g., D'Augelli, 1991; Evans & Levine, 1990; Evans & Wall, 1991; Liddell & Douvanis, 1994). Only two sources, however, provide any information about student affairs professionals who themselves are lesbian, gay, or bisexual. Cullen and Smart (1991) presented an overview of this group's concerns, while Croteau and von Destinon (1994) offered the only empirical research published to date, focusing specifically on their experiences searching for jobs. Of particular relevance to the study presented in this paper, Croteau and von Destinon found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual professionals who were more open about their sexual orientation reported more discrimination in job searches. This study surveys lesbian, gay, and bisexual student affairs professionals about work experiences related to their sexual orientation. Its primary purpose is to provide the first descriptive information available about this group's job experiences. Additionally, the research extends examination of the relationship between discrimination and one's openness about sexual orientation to actual employment. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A