Are the Kids All Right? The Impact of School Climate among Students with LGBT Parents

Authors

  • Tracey Peter University of Manitoba
  • Catherine Taylor University of Winnipeg
  • Tamara Edkins University of Manitoba

Abstract

Using a large-scale survey of over 3,000 Canadian students, this study empirically investigates the correlation of having a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) parent with the likelihood of skipping school due to feeling unsafe. A multivariate logistic regression procedure with interaction terms was used. Results show that students who have an LGBT parent, and who report feeling unsafe at school due to their family type or their own real/perceived gender and/or sexual identity, were almost four times more likely to report skipping school than cisgender-heterosexual (CH) students with non-LGBT parents who feel safe at school.

Author Biographies

Tracey Peter, University of Manitoba

Associate professor of Sociology

Catherine Taylor, University of Winnipeg

Professor of Education

Tamara Edkins, University of Manitoba

Graduate student

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Published

2016-02-29

How to Cite

Peter, T., Taylor, C., & Edkins, T. (2016). Are the Kids All Right? The Impact of School Climate among Students with LGBT Parents. Canadian Journal of Education/Revue Canadienne De l’éducation, 39(1), 1–25. Retrieved from https://journals.sfu.ca/cje/index.php/cje-rce/article/view/2018

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