ERIC Number: ED457503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
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Filial Piety and Sexual Prejudice in Chinese Culture.
Hsu, Daniel Ming-Hui; Waters, Judith A.
The goal of this research was to explore how filial piety and interpersonal contact with gay persons relates to attitudes toward lesbians and gay men in a Chinese sample from Taiwan. Sex differences of respondents and the intensity differences of attitudes toward lesbians and gay men were also investigated. The participants were 187 undergraduates (68 males, 119 females) from a major university in Taiwan. The Filial Piety Scale and the Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale were employed. The results indicated that respondents' attitudes toward lesbians and gay men were correlated with filial piety and interpersonal contact. However, the contact effect only holds for men, not for women. In addition, men hold more intolerant attitudes toward lesbians and gay men than do women. These findings support the notion that internalized filial piety relates to Chinese people's intolerant attitudes toward lesbians and gay men. Thus, negative attitudes toward gay persons serve a functional purpose. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan