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Our Many Hues: Supporting LGBTQ+ Students Through Mentorship, Identity Development and Community Engagement in College

Abstract The college years are crucial to formation and integration of lifelong psychosocial, personal and cognitive identities, and the identity development needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+ or gender and/or sexual minority) students are unique, particularly in the context of student development and support. How universities meet these needs can critically impact success and retention of these students. However, studies indicate when the academic and co-curricular environment does not foster development of healthy LGBTQ+ identities, these students experience myriad challenges compounded by identity discord and minority stress. Cumulatively, these factors contribute to non-persistence of over 30% of LGBTQ+ university stu... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Reeves-Blurton, Zachary Andrew (Author) / Puckett, Kathleen (Advisor) / Jordan, Michelle (Committee member) / Sumner, Carol (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject LGBTQ studies / Higher education
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 256 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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