The Resource "It's about just staying focused" : how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution, by David Thomas Goode-Cross, (electronic resource)

"It's about just staying focused" : how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution, by David Thomas Goode-Cross, (electronic resource)

Label
"It's about just staying focused" : how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution
Title
"It's about just staying focused"
Title remainder
how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution
Statement of responsibility
by David Thomas Goode-Cross
Creator
Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
African American males graduate from college at lower rates than their African American female and White male classmates. This qualitative study explored the strategies that a subset of that population, African American gay and bisexual men, used to successfully persist at a predominately White educational institution (PWI) in the face of racism, heterosexism and homophobia. The results suggest that the reasons these students initially chose to attend the PWI were important to their decision to remain enrolled until their graduation. The environmental characteristics of the institution were also important since the PWI served as the backdrop for many of these students to develop their identity as gay or bisexual men. The data also suggest that discrimination and other factors made persistence more difficult for the men. Despite those challenges, these students possessed a number of attitudinal characteristics such as an approach orientation to coping, self-efficacy, being goal orientated, and perceiving few challenges that were key to their persistence. These students were able to obtain social and instrumental support from peers and sources on and off-campus that helped them navigate the PWI and subsequently persist until graduation. Implications for mental health and student affairs professionals are discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goode-Cross, David T
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2009.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Good, Glenn E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American gay men
  • African American bisexual men
  • Universities and colleges
  • Self-efficacy
  • Goal (Psychology)
Target audience
specialized
Label
"It's about just staying focused" : how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution, by David Thomas Goode-Cross, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 13, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Glenn E. Good
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
696009129
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 70 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696009129
Label
"It's about just staying focused" : how African American gay and bisexual men persist at a predominately white institution, by David Thomas Goode-Cross, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 13, 2010)
  • The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file
  • Dissertation advisor: Dr. Glenn E. Good
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
696009129
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 70 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)696009129

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