Using a campus climate framework, this study identifies students who hold positive dispositions towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer (LGBQ) and transgender students at a Jesuit university. Findings reveal that just more than one-quarter of students hold positive dispositions toward LGBQ and transgender students and desire that the campus work towards being more inclusive towards this group. Our binomial logistic regression of 602 student responses demonstrated that women are more inclined to hold positive dispositions. Similarly, students who agree that non-Catholics should be supported by their campus are also inclined to hold positive dispositions toward LGBQ and transgender students. Further, we observed positive effects when students attended multicultural events and completed diversity courses.
Barnhardt, Cassie L.; Linley, Jodi; Mollet, Amanda L.; Phillips, Carson W.; and Young, Ryan L.
"Campus Climate, Peer Dispositions, and the Inclusion of LGBQ and Transgender Students at a Jesuit University,"
Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 19.
Available at: https://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol6/iss2/19