Abstract

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to explore outness among bisexual, pansexual, and fluid (BPF) undergraduate students. Data for this study originated from The National LGBT Alumni Survey (Garvey, 2016) and includes 367 BPF respondents. We utilized a linear regression analysis to understand the influences of independent variables on BPF student outness using D'Augelli's (1994) model of lesbian, gay, and bisexual development. The linear regression analysis explained 33% (p < .001) of the variance in outness among BPF respondents. We found a clear connection between BPF students' outness and institutional experiences, and in particular, the significant influence of campus climate perceptions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-3382
Print ISSN
0897-5264
Pages
pp. 666-680
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-04
Open Access
No
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