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dc.contributor.advisorLent, Robert Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorMorris, Taylor Robinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T05:32:32Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T05:32:32Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2901ZJ9X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/20747
dc.description.abstractSexual minorities face experiences of heterosexist harassment in the college environment, which may contribute to decreased academic well-being. Thus, the present study investigated whether social cognitive variables and heterosexist harassment predict sexual minority college students’ academic satisfaction and intentions to persist. The sample consisted of 731 undergraduate students who completed an online survey. Social cognitive variables were hypothesized to predict academic satisfaction, as specified by the social cognitive model of academic satisfaction, with heterosexist harassment operating as a barrier. Results suggested that the social cognitive model provided good fit to the data. Heterosexist harassment was found to be associated indirectly with academic satisfaction via perceptions of lower environmental support and it was found to negatively predict intentions to persist. Implications of the results are that heterosexism may play a role in sexual minority students’ academic development and that social cognitive career theory may offer a useful framework for interventions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleHETEROSEXIST HARASSMENT AND SOCIAL COGNITIVE VARIABLES AS PREDICTORS OF SEXUAL MINORITY COLLEGE STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC SATISFACTION AND PERSISTENCE INTENTIONSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledCounseling psychologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledHigher educationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLGBTQ studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledAcademic Well-Beingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCollege Studenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledHeterosexist Harassmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLGBTen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRetentionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSocial Cognitive Career Theoryen_US


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