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Attitudes and modern prejudice towards gay men and lesbians


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Radoš, Lara. (2014). Attitudes and modern prejudice towards gay men and lesbians. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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Over the last few decades, there has been a significant amount of research focusing on the attitudes towards minorities, and as such towards people of homosexual orientation. Research among racial and sexual ideologies has shown that the expression of predjudice is becoming more subtle. Therefore the aim of this study was not only to assess the gender differences among attitudes and modern predjudice towards people of homosexual orientation, but also to assess the relationship of attitudes, modern predjudice, and participant reactions on the unequal treatment of homosexuals. Seven hundred and ninety six people participated in the study, of which 213 were males and 583 females. Data was collected by using questionnaires on demographics and behavioural reactions on unequal treatment of homosexual people, as well as attitudes and modern predjudice scales. Results show that male participants, moreso than female participants, have more negative attitudes towards people of homosexual orientation, particularly of gay men, while female attitudes do not differ in this respect. Other than these negative attitudes, male participants also exhibit more predjudice. With regards to the attitudes scale, as opposed to the modern predjudice scale, participants demonstrate less homonegativity. Participants with more positive attitudes/less negative predjudice are more willing to display helping behaviour than those with negative attitudes/ more negative predjudice. The assumption that women are more likely to engage in helping behaviour and that men would be more hostile is partly confirmed.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: attitudes, modern prejudice, behavioral reactions, gay man, lesbians
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2016 09:02
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2016 09:02

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