Student perceptions of campus cultural climate by race

Julie R. Ancis, William E. Sedlacek, Jonathan J. Mohr

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Five hundred and seventy-eight African American, Asian American, Latino/a, and White undergraduates responded to a questionnaire assessing perceptions and experiences of the campus cultural climate. Results revealed significant differences between racial and ethnic groups on multiple dimensions of the campus cultural climate. African American students consistently reported significantly more racial-ethnic conflict on campus; pressure to conform to stereotypes; and less equitable treatment by faculty, staff, and teaching assistants. White students' responses reflected limited perceptions of racial-ethnic tensions and a university climate characterized by respect for diversity. Counseling implications are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology


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