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ERIC Number: EJ1159401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2307-7999
Sexism and Homophobia in Adolescents of a Public Educational Institution
Bernuy Castromonte, Breiding Junior; Noé Grijalva, Hugo Martín
Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, v5 n2 p245-275 Jul-Dec 2017
The research explores the relationship between sexism and homophobia in adolescents of a public educational institution in Chimbote. The research design was descriptive-correlational with a sample of 406 students, including boys and girls, from 1st to 5th level of secondary education. They were evaluated using the Acosta's Adaptation (2010) of the Sexism Detection Scale (Ramos, Cuadrado and Recio 2007), and the Paredes' Adaptation (2013) of the Modern Homophobia Scale (Raja and Stokes 2005). The results of the study exhibit a very significant, direct and strong relationship indicating that the greater sexism in adolescents, the more homophobic attitudes they show. A correlation of (r = 0.641** p <0.01) was obtained for hostile sexism and homophobia toward gays, while a correlation of (r = 0. 658** p <0.01) was obtained for hostile sexism and homophobia toward lesbians. A correlation of (r = 0.574** p <0.01) was obtained for benevolent and sexism and homophobia toward gays, while a correlation of (r = 0.646** p <0.01) was obtained for benevolent sexism and homophobia toward lesbians. There are levels of sexism by gender, a high level of hostile and benevolent sexism for male population with 14.1% and 15.7%, respectively. In addition, there are levels of homophobia by gender in adolescents toward gays and lesbians with 35.3% and 25.3%, respectively.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Peru
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