ERIC Number: EJ941338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 59
Environmental Influences on the Development of Female College Students Who Identify as Multiracial/Biracial-Bisexual/Pansexual
King, Alissa R.
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n4 p440-455 Jul-Aug 2011
Using Renn's (2000, 2004) ecology of college student development model as a theoretical framework, I report and discuss the findings of my study involving 6 female college students who identify as multiracial/biracial-bisexual/pansexual. I describe how these findings validate Renn's model, specifically discussing how the campus environment influenced the students' identity development in relation to three themes that emerged from my study: trying on, negotiating self, and finding fit. Finally, I discuss the implications of the results of my study for student affairs practice.
Descriptors: College Students, Females, Environmental Influences, Student Development, Multiracial Persons, Sexual Orientation, Self Concept, Student Personnel Services, Models, Validity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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