CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Kevin Claybren and Terri L. Phoenix, Ph.D., are conducting a North Carolina High School Climate and Educational Outcomes Study through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The purpose of the study is to identify the relationship between bullying, harassment and victimization and plans for post-secondary education of self-identified LGBTQ, two-spirit and same-gender loving youth. The results will increase awareness of the necessity to address and provide support for these groups during their high school educational experiences. Additionally, the results will encompass a youth-centered perspective on what they believe would be helpful when attempting to increase efficacy of supportive resources provided to youth. It underscores the importance of having a safe and inclusive school climate that fosters academic success.
The study is currently underway and has been extended until July 29. It has been approved by the university’s Office of Human Research Ethics (#131594).
Claybren is a rising senior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill majoring in Women and Gender Studies, along with a double in Sexuality Studies and Education. Phoenix serves as the school’s LGBTQ Center director.
To participate, call Claybren at 248-613-8863, Phoenix at 919-309-5202 or email NCHighSchoolClimateStudy@unc.edu.
[Ed. Note: This story was updated on July 23, 2013.]
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