How Often Are College Students to Self-Disclose About Sexuality?
LGBT+ instructors were examined to determine their perception of self-disclosure in the classroom, in particular with sexual orientation. Instructors were either publicly out on college campus or concealing their sexuality. LGBT+ faculty visibility was observed in association to LGBT+ students. Student motivations in general were observed in relations to instructor immediacy behaviors including self-disclosure. Based on the climaxes of student motivations, LGBT+ student motivations were compared to general student motivations. The findings suggest that LGBT+ professors concealed their sexuality due to fear which caused them to maintain silence within a college community. LGBT+ students have not been looked at in terms of instructional communication research and learning motivations, rather integrated with the general student population in most studies. Embracing LGBT+ education, research studies and campus culture were analyzed and discussed. Future exploration of LGBT+ student interests, learning behaviors and homology
"How Often Are College Students to Self-Disclose About Sexuality?,"
OSR Journal of Student Research: Vol. 5
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/osr/vol5/iss1/18