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ERIC Number: ED406588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparison of Attitudes toward Gay Men and Lesbians among Students at Bowling Green State University.
Manning, Trisha; Nicoloff, Jennifer
This study examined the attitudes toward gay men and lesbians among male and female undergraduate students and graduate students at Bowling Green State University (Ohio). The subject pool included 99 students between the ages of 18 and 48. The sample included 47 males, 52 females, 60 undergraduate students, and 39 graduate students. A questionnaire measuring attitudes toward gay men and lesbians was administered to the subjects. Two-way analysis of variance was used to determine significant relationships between the independent variables, gender, level of education, and the combination of the two factors, and the dependent variable, the homophobic scale. Although a significant relationship between the level of education and the combination of gender and the level of education failed to be found, gender did seem to affect the final score on the homophobic scale. Specifically, males tend to hold more negative attitudes toward gay men and lesbians than females. Though the results suggest that gender plays a role in attitudes toward homosexuals, the study did not find the reasons behind this result. The survey instrument is attached. Contains 15 references. (Author/LSR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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