Title

Examining Barriers to Inclusion at Missouri S&T

Presenter Information

Samantha Cottrell

Department

Psychological Science

Major

Psychology

Research Advisor

Cundiff, Jessica L.

Advisor's Department

Psychological Science

Abstract

The purpose of the project was to examine barriers to inclusion that students at Missouri S&T experience on campus. In two surveys, we asked students to describe their experiences with inclusion and exclusion in three contexts: general campus, within their major, and within student organizations. Most descriptions focused on social exclusion, followed by academic exclusion. Results will discuss whether experiences differ by race and gender. Future directions include developing a quantitative survey to further examine students’ experiences, and in particular, students’ experiences with gender bias on campus.

Biography

Samantha Cottrell is a first year student in Psychological Science. She is currently working with Dr. Cundiff as part of the First Year Research Experience. What excites her most about research is that it is unpredictable – there is always something new to learn and discover about the world. After earning her degree, she intends to pursue a career in mental health research and practice focused on suicide prevention.

Research Category

Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hall

Start Date

4-11-2017 1:00 PM

End Date

4-11-2017 3:00 PM

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Examining Barriers to Inclusion at Missouri S&T

Upper Atrium/Hall

The purpose of the project was to examine barriers to inclusion that students at Missouri S&T experience on campus. In two surveys, we asked students to describe their experiences with inclusion and exclusion in three contexts: general campus, within their major, and within student organizations. Most descriptions focused on social exclusion, followed by academic exclusion. Results will discuss whether experiences differ by race and gender. Future directions include developing a quantitative survey to further examine students’ experiences, and in particular, students’ experiences with gender bias on campus.