Education, School of
Journal or Book Title
College Student Affairs Journal
Through the use of in-depth interviews, the perceptions of Resident Assistants (RAs) held by 20 lesbian, gay, and bisexual students were explored. Students were asked about their experiences with and expectations of RAs. They were also questioned about their ideas concerning RA training. Students expected RAs to be open and accepting, personally supportive, and to create accepting climates. RAs who identified themselves as lesbian, gay, or bisexual were valued as confidants and network builders, and contributed in a positive way to students' favorable impressions of the residence life department.
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Evans, Nancy J.; Reason, Robert D.; and Broido, Ellen M., "Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Students' Perceptions of Resident Assistants: Implications for Resident Assistant Selection and Training" (2001). Education Publications. 28.