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Cultural Diversity on Campus: Perceptions of Faculty, Staff, and Students
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by Ronna J. Dillinger and R. Eric Landrum - Boise State University
Perceptions of cultural diversity on the university campus may differ according to university status. The current study examined the cultural diversity attitudes of faculty, staff, and students (N = 837) using the Campus Diversity Questionnaire, an original measure. Analyses indicate that these 3 groups have different views on cultural diversity. Additionally, differences exist between groups regarding the advantages and disadvantages of a culturally diverse campus. Results also indicate that the attitudes and perceptions about diversity differ depending on the respondents' cultural background. We explore the implications of these differences and how they affect instructional, institutional, and interpersonal aspects of the university experience.