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ERIC Number: EJ1232870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2538-1032
Creating Inclusive Co-Op Workplaces: Insights from LGBTQ+ Students
Mallozzi, Rebecca; Drewery, David
International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, v20 n3 p219-228 2019
The purpose of this grounded theory study was to explore the notion of inclusion from the perspective of LGBTQ+ co-op students in the context of their work term experiences, including searching for work and during the work term. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight LGBTQ+ students who had at least one previous work term experience at a Canadian university. Analyses of transcripts revealed several themes pertaining to how students navigate the recruitment process, feelings about inclusion at work, contributions of interpersonal dynamics (with supervisors and co-workers) to those feelings, and the role of co-op administrators in enhancing inclusion. The study identifies directions for future research in this area and suggests some strategies for creating inclusive co-op workplaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada