ERIC Number: EJ922112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Breaking the Silence: Achieving a Positive Campus Climate for Diversity from the Staff Perspective
Mayhew, Matthew J.; Grunwald, Heidi E.; Dey, Eric L.
Research in Higher Education, v47 n1 p63-88 Feb 2006
The purpose of this paper is to identify factors that create a positive climate for diversity and to demonstrate how these factors predict outcomes related to achieving a positive campus climate for diversity. Based on survey data collected from 437 staff members employed at a large, public, predominantly White University in the Midwest, results suggest that the institution's ability to achieve a positive climate for diversity reflects not only the personal characteristics of the staff member (race, gender, education level, and age) but also their perceptions of their immediate work environment. Implications are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Work Environment, Educational Environment, College Faculty, Individual Characteristics, Diversity (Faculty), Teacher Attitudes, Surveys, Racial Differences, Gender Issues, Educational Attainment, Age Differences
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Education Level: Higher Education
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