This paper examines potential diversity training techniques designed to increase awareness about LGBT individuals in an attempt to foster more pro-LGBT attitudes in a college sample. The study utilized a biological, a social, and a combined approach to increase awareness. Based on the results of the training, it appears that college students’ attitudes may be negatively impacted by overt training mechanisms. However, many college students know and regularly associate with LGBT friends and family. Implications for contact training and increasing awareness on college campuses are discussed, as well as the potential for backlash from training attempts.
Deese, Melissa A. and Dawson, Bryan L.
"Changing Attitudes toward LGBT Students: An Analysis of an Awareness Training Paradigm Aimed at Increasing Pro-LGBT Attitudes,"
Papers & Publications: Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/papersandpubs/vol2/iss1/7