ERIC Number: ED283080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Pro-Recreational Sex Morality, Religiosity, and Causal Attribution of Homosexual Attitudes.
Embree, Robert A.
Homosexual cognitive victimization is a term which emphasizes social evaluation of sexual behaviors judged in terms of sexual preference. Individual differences in cognitive victimization of homosexuals were examined in two studies. In the first study, undergraduate students (N=78) completed Likert-type rating scales measuring homosexual cognitive victimization and three causal attributions of the victimization position: (1) conventional attribution; (2) sexual freedom attribution; and (3) homosexual stress. Subjects also completed the Religious Association Scale and the Sexual Morality Scale. The results suggest that homosexual cognitive victimization is associated with an expressive rather than repressive view of sexuality. It appeared that tolerance of homosexuality was associated with lack of general Judeo-Christian religiosity and greater tolerance toward recreational sex. In the second study, undergraduate students (N=34) completed a shortened version of the Sexual Morality Scale, a measure of authoritarian religion, the homosexual cognitive victimization scale from the first study, the Revised Mosher Guilt Inventory, and a revised Sexual Attitude Scale. The results suggest that the role of religion in developing and maintaining negative attitudes toward homosexuality is complex. The findings support the seven moral types model. The moral types model, in combination with factor analysis, shows promise for sorting out influences at work in accepting or rejecting the notion of prejudice against homosexuals. Six pages of references and 14 data tables are included. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (94th, Washington, DC, August 22-26, 1986). Dot matrix print.