ERIC Number: ED103761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Personality Change Associated with the Conducting of a High School Unit on Homosexuality.
Greenberg, Jerrold S.
In this study of homosexuality the following variables were tested: (1) acceptance of others, (2) faith in others, and (3) levels of masculinity and femininity (M-F). The subjects were 11th and 12th graders enrolled in a suburban high school (n=68). Three standardized measurement instruments, each designed to measure one of the above-mentioned variables, were used. The objective was to determine whether a health education unit on homosexuality would significantly influence any of the three study variables. Results indicated that neither the unit on homosexuality nor the health education class, in and of themselves, affected the variables. It was concluded that, though a short unit on homosexuality might not be expected to improve faith in people or acceptance of others, such a unit would not negatively affect gender and/or sexual identity. Further, students perceived the unit to be informative, interesting, and valuable. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Omnibus Personality Inventory