Presentation Title

Who Do College Students Identify as On-campus Perpetrators of Gender and Racial Discrimination?

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Felicia Friendly Thomas

Start Date

17-11-2018 10:15 AM

End Date

17-11-2018 10:30 AM

Location

C153

Session

Oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

Data collected 2015-2018 and presented at WPA 2018 indicated many college students experienced both Global and Campus Specific Ethnic/Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination. The current project (2018-2019) investigated whether students were still feeling discriminated against in times where awareness in maintaining cultural and gender equality is more prevalent. Participants (n=1783) were of a diverse sample, being enrolled in a public university where 72.8% of the student body identified as underrepresented minorities. The Participant’s ranged in their years of college education: Freshman (45.3%), Sophomore (26.5%), Junior (16.7%), and Senior (11%). Students self-identified as (45.8%) Male, (52.9%) Female, and (0.8%) Other. Students whom were at the age of 18 to 23 self-identified as traditional students (94.2%), while students aged 24 to 30+ years old identified themselves as non-traditional students (5.6%). First-Generation College Students (46%) and Second-Generation College Students (53.4%) were among the sample population. Social Economic Status of Students ranged from Upper Class Students (19.1%), Middle Class (53.1%), and Lower Class (27.2%).Participants completed a survey regarding: (1) Global Ethnic/Racial Discrimination (G-ERD); (2) Campus Specific Ethnic/Racial Discrimination (CS-ERD); (3) Global Gender Discrimination (G-GD); and (4) Campus Specific Gender Discrimination (CS-GD). (5) Participants were also asked to identify on-campus perpetrator(s). Based upon their Ethnic/Racial identity 12% of students still felt discriminated against on-campus, while 6% of students felt discriminated against on-campus based on their gender. Globally, 49% of students felt discriminated against off-campus, because of their Ethnic/Racial identity, while 27% of students felt discriminated against off-campus because of their gender. Even though students self-reported experiencing less ethnic/racial and gender discrimination on campus as compared to globally, implementation of a Zero Tolerance policy towards on-campus perpetrators of discrimination is still necessary.

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Nov 17th, 10:15 AM Nov 17th, 10:30 AM

Who Do College Students Identify as On-campus Perpetrators of Gender and Racial Discrimination?

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Data collected 2015-2018 and presented at WPA 2018 indicated many college students experienced both Global and Campus Specific Ethnic/Racial Discrimination and Gender Discrimination. The current project (2018-2019) investigated whether students were still feeling discriminated against in times where awareness in maintaining cultural and gender equality is more prevalent. Participants (n=1783) were of a diverse sample, being enrolled in a public university where 72.8% of the student body identified as underrepresented minorities. The Participant’s ranged in their years of college education: Freshman (45.3%), Sophomore (26.5%), Junior (16.7%), and Senior (11%). Students self-identified as (45.8%) Male, (52.9%) Female, and (0.8%) Other. Students whom were at the age of 18 to 23 self-identified as traditional students (94.2%), while students aged 24 to 30+ years old identified themselves as non-traditional students (5.6%). First-Generation College Students (46%) and Second-Generation College Students (53.4%) were among the sample population. Social Economic Status of Students ranged from Upper Class Students (19.1%), Middle Class (53.1%), and Lower Class (27.2%).Participants completed a survey regarding: (1) Global Ethnic/Racial Discrimination (G-ERD); (2) Campus Specific Ethnic/Racial Discrimination (CS-ERD); (3) Global Gender Discrimination (G-GD); and (4) Campus Specific Gender Discrimination (CS-GD). (5) Participants were also asked to identify on-campus perpetrator(s). Based upon their Ethnic/Racial identity 12% of students still felt discriminated against on-campus, while 6% of students felt discriminated against on-campus based on their gender. Globally, 49% of students felt discriminated against off-campus, because of their Ethnic/Racial identity, while 27% of students felt discriminated against off-campus because of their gender. Even though students self-reported experiencing less ethnic/racial and gender discrimination on campus as compared to globally, implementation of a Zero Tolerance policy towards on-campus perpetrators of discrimination is still necessary.