Graduate School Decisions: Factors That Influence LGBTQ+ Students.
Wainman, Aaron P.
University of Wisconsin-Superior
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Students’ decisions to pursue graduate school seem to be influenced in some major ways by their LGBTQ+ identity. While a small semi-structured narrative analysis cannot be used to generalize the findings in this study, they illuminate some future areas of inquiry and study, as well as inform some best practices. The relationship between LGBTQ+ identity and graduate school or career aspirations was usually contextual and influencing in nature rather than being directly responsible for the decision-making process. The complexity of community, gendered work roles, and significance in the work seeming to be the most important phenomenon observed.
Graduate school; Factors; LGBTQ+; Identity