ERIC Number: ED331141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Some Effects on Beliefs about Work Performance of Administrators of Different Sex, Sexual Preference and Administrative Locus.
Logiudice, Angelo J.
This document reports on a study in which 96 administrators, 4 authorities, 5 experts, and 16 individuals were sampled to isolate and identify some typologies of belief that administrators may have toward gay people in the workplace and to see how those typologies are affected by sex, sexual preference, and worksetting. A detailed description of the Q methodology used in the study is followed by four general findings: (1) some gay people were not as open as expected toward disclosure regarding their beliefs toward gay people in the workplace; (2) both straight and lesbian females were more open to disclosure on gay rights issues in the workplace; (3) some antigay sentiment among some administrators' beliefs was found in both gay and straight respondents; (4) business and academic administrators had positive attitudes toward gay people, although some remained homophobic. Practical and theoretical implications of the study conclude the document. Appended are a master list of Q-sort item statements used and 27 tables. (CLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Boston, MA, February 16, 1991). Appendixes (the greater part of the document) contain "filled" type. Tables in Appendix C contain small, faint type.