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Author Spitz, Tracy L., author.
Title California gay straight alliance advisors' perceptions of school climate towards LGBTQQ youth / by Tracy L. Spitz.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9535 2012 S65eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (vii, 118 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-85).
Summary The purpose of this study is to gain an understanding of the perceptions that Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) advisors have of their school's climate towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth within California schools. The current study considered five domain areas believed to contribute to school climate; namely Training, Advocacy, Staff, Students, and Bullying. Each area was rated and a composite score was obtained to determine an overall school climate score. Lack of training appeared to be largest contributing factor in inhibiting perceptions of a positive school climate for LGBTQQ youth. Schools' efforts to successfully advocate for LGBTQQ students were less than ideal, as was the presence of a supportive student body. A supportive staff and absence of bullying were the highest scoring areas; however, when combined with the other three domain areas, the overall score was too low to support the hypothesis that California GSA advisors report that their schools maintain a positive school climate for LGBTQQ youth.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 20, 2012).
Subject Gay-straight alliances in schools -- California.
Faculty advisors -- California -- Attitudes.
School environment -- California.
Sexual minority students -- California.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- School Psychology.
Alternate Title California gay straight alliance advisors' perceptions of school climate towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth
OCLC number 850502973