ERIC Number: EJ983640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
The Emergence of Gender-Neutral Housing on American University Campuses
Willoughby, Brian J.; Larsen, Jeffrey K.; Carroll, Jason S.
Journal of Adolescent Research, v27 n6 p732-750 Nov 2012
American college housing is beginning to introduce gender-neutral housing, or the housing of students in the same room regardless of gender. This study provides a descriptive overview of gender-neutral housing from 148 universities and documents central areas of debate in current policy discussions. Information regarding gender-neutral housing policies and practices at each of these campuses was collected. Results suggest that gender-neutral housing is currently an uncommon occurrence as a formalized housing option for most students. However, almost half of the schools sampled are currently engaging in formal or informal policy discussion regarding the addition of gender-neutral housing. Important future questions and priorities for both college administrators and scholars are suggested.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, College Housing, Universities, Educational Policy, Gender Differences, Case Studies, Surveys, Sex Stereotypes, Administrator Role, Decision Making, Dormitories
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