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Attitude of homosexual people towards bisexual women and bisexual men


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Bubalo, Iva. (2014). Attitude of homosexual people towards bisexual women and bisexual men. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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Biphobia is defined as prejudice against bisexuality and depreciation of bisexuality as a valid life choice, and stems from the ubiquitous dichotomous classification of sexual orientation in homosexual and heterosexual. When it comes to the discrimination faced by bisexual individuals, then we can say that they experience a „double discrimination“ or discrimination coming from heterosexual and homosexual individuals, given that bisexual people are not perceived as members of any of these sexual groups. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine attitude of homosexual group towards bisexual women and bisexual men and wether it is dependable on gender of homosexual people. Also the aim was to examine whether the attitude depends on acquaintance, experience and degree of closeness with the bisexuals, the importance of religion and political beliefs of the participants. The survey was conducted via the Internet, and 130 lesbians and 153 gay participated. The applied instruments were Attitudes Regarding Bisexuality Scale and demographic data questionnaire that includes socio-demographic data, information on contacts, experience and willingness on entering into relationships with bisexuals. It turned out that the attitude toward bisexual men and women is moderately positive, but depends on the sex of homosexual individuals. It was also shown that there is a difference in the tolerance of bisexualscomparing to the attitude toward stability of bisexual orientation: the participants are highly tolerant towards bisexual men and women, although both are considered to be uncertain of their sexual orientation. The results are the first in Croatia to show how homosexual group perceives bisexuals and is the foundation for future studies dealing with the issue of bisexuality.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: biphobia, stability, tolerance, lesbians, gays
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 08:44
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 08:44

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