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Black Student Leaders: The Influence of Social Climate in Student Organizations
Journal of the Indiana University Student Personnel Association (2010)
  • Cameron C. Beatty, Indiana University
  • Antonio A. Bush, Indiana University
  • Eliza E. Erxleben, Indiana University
  • Tomika L. Ferguson, Indiana University
  • Autumn T. Harrell, Indiana University
  • Wanna K. Sahachartsiri, Indiana University
Abstract

The social climate of student organizations can alter a student’s perception of their influence upon the organization. This study examines Black student leaders’ perceptions of social climate of campus governing boards at a predominantly White institution (PWI). Black students’ experiences were investigated using Moos’s (1979, 1987) social climate dimensions. Implications and recommendations for student affairs professionals advising Black student leaders are detailed based on three salient themes: mission and direction, relationships, and mutual impact.

Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Cameron C. Beatty, Antonio A. Bush, Eliza E. Erxleben, Tomika L. Ferguson, et al.. "Black Student Leaders: The Influence of Social Climate in Student Organizations" Journal of the Indiana University Student Personnel Association (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cameron_beatty/7/