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ERIC Number: EJ941323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Becoming More Open to Social Identity-Based Difference: Understanding the Meaning College Students Make of This Movement
Bergerson, Amy Aldous; Huftalin, Deneece
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n4 p377-395 Jul-Aug 2011
This qualitative study explores college students' perceived shift to becoming more open to social identity-based difference. Using phenomenological methods, the study highlights the voices of three college students to illuminate findings that describe personal and institutional factors that support such a shift, the impact of the shift on individual students, and participants' descriptions of the shift as continuous and recursive. Implications for ways that policy, practice, and research can support a shift towards openness to diversity are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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