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ERIC Number: EJ1077472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Correlates of Gay-Related Name-Calling in Schools
Slaatten, Hilde; Hetland, Jørn; Anderssen, Norman
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n9 p845-859 Nov 2015
The aim of this study was to examine whether attitudes about gay-related name-calling, social norms concerning gay-related name-calling among co-students, teacher intervention, and school-related support would predict whether secondary school pupils had called another pupil a gay-related name during the last month. A total of 921 ninth-grade pupils (aged 14 to 15 years) at 15 lower secondary schools from two regions in Norway participated in the study by filling out a questionnaire. A logistic regression analysis revealed that having a negative attitude toward calling someone gay-related names was negatively associated with having called a pupil gay-related names in the last month. However, having heard a pupil call another pupil gay-related names at school was the variable that most powerfully predicted this behavior. These findings give certain grounds for optimism regarding the prevention of gay-related name-calling and indicate that preventive measures aimed at students' awareness would probably make a difference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Norway
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