Gender Role, Identification, and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality
This study examined the relationship between gender role identity and attitudes toward homosexuality. 74 college students filled out questionnaires regarding gender role identity, attitudes toward homosexuality, beliefs about the reasons for homosexuality, and previous contact with gay men and lesbians. It was found that the more positive the participants' attitudes towards homosexuality, the less traditional their attitudes toward both the male and female gender role. It was also found that the male participants held more traditional views of men and women. Overall, gender role identity, attitudes toward men, contact with gay men and lesbians, and beliefs about the reasons for homosexuality were important in regards to the participants' attitudes toward gay men. Gender role identity and attitudes toward women were important to the participants' attitudes toward lesbians.
Lawler, K. J. (2007). Gender Role, Identification, and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality (Undergraduate honors thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/cas_honors/72
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