Perceptions of Diversity: Global versus Local Perceptions


The current study investigated climate and diversity issues and how they contributed to students’ attitudes and experiences at a private university for the deaf. A 40-item survey was administered to assess the global perspectives regarding diversity. This scale was reduced to a 16-item scale with four subscales using exploratory factor analysis, labeled Multicultural: Diversity is Enriching, Abstract Liberalism, Cultural Racism, and Color-Blind Racism. In addition, focus groups were conducted to investigate the local perspectives of diversity of those who hold minority status within the overall cultural milieu.

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Gilbert, G. , Myers, C. , Clark, M. , Williams, S. & McCaskill, A. (2013). Perceptions of Diversity: Global versus Local Perceptions. Psychology, 4, 878-887. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.411126.

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