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Poteat, V. Paul; Berger, Christian; Dantas, Julio – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2017
Victimization based on actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender expression (SOGE) carries significant consequences. In this study, we examined how SOGE-based victimization and contextual factors predicted truancy among 886 Chilean students (M[subscript age] = 16.00, SD = 1.30) in four high schools. Victimization predicted truancy…
Descriptors: Victims, Truancy, Educational Environment, School Safety
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Poteat, V. Paul; Scheer, Jillian R. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
Gay-Straight Alliances (GSAs) serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and heterosexual youth from diverse backgrounds. Although some attention has been given to youth members in general, little attention has been given to adult advisors. Among 47 GSA advisors from 33 high schools (39 cisgender female, 8 cisgender male), the authors…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Homosexuality, High School Students, Organizations (Groups)
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Aragon, Steven R.; Poteat, V. Paul; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian W. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
A total of 11,447 high school students were surveyed to test the relation between victimization and the educational outcomes of truancy, post-high school intentions, and grades for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) and non-LGBTQ students. LGBTQ students reported statistically higher truancy, lower grades, greater…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Surveys, Victims, Truancy