ERIC Number: EJ1099782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
School Climate and the Experience of LGBT Students: A Comparison of the United States and Israel
Pizmony-Levy, Oren; Kosciw, Joseph G.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v13 n1-2 p46-66 2016
This article examines the school experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students in the United States and Israel. Through comparison of the sociocultural and edu-cational contexts, the authors assess whether school experience of LGBT students differs or operates similarly across countries. The authors use data from the National School Climate Survey conducted in 2007 in the United States and the Israeli School Climate Survey conducted in 2008 in Israel. In comparison with their Israeli counterparts, LGBT students in the United States were more likely to experience assault and harassment in schools but were more likely to have access to LGBT supportive resources in their schools. Results from multi-variate analysis show that negative school climate affect absent-eeism and school belonging similarly for both countries.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Experience, Social Influences, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences, Student Personnel Services, Attendance Patterns, Social Bias, Victims, Bullying, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel; United States