Diversity and Leadership: Perceptions and Experiences of the Campus Leadership Opportunity Structure
This study examines the interaction of demographic factors like race, class, first-generation status, and gender with perceptions of the availability and accessibility of leadership positions on campus. This case study focuses on F&M specifically and includes two waves of quantitative survey data as well as interviews. Results show that race is a statistically significant predictor of student perceptions, with non-White students being less likely than their White peers to be student leaders, to perceive themselves as leaders, and to have positive perceptions of the leadership opportunity structure. Class, first-generation status, and gender were not statistically significant predictors.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2017
- F&M Theses Collection