ERIC Number: EJ816992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Social Inequality on the College Campus: A Consideration of Homosexuality
Lance, Larry M.
College Student Journal, v42 n3 p789-794 Sep 2008
Aversion to homosexuals for many in the American society comes close to a true phobia, as a persistent and irrational fear. National surveys investigating attitudes toward homosexual relations between adults reported a majority of those responding believed that such relations were wrong. Taken to an extreme, homophobia and antigay discrimination result in the verbal and physical abuse of gays. This study considers the social inequality of homosexuals based on homophobia and antigay discrimination on the college campus. More specifically, have adjustment problems that many members of the gay community experience because of the prejudice against homosexuality increased or decreased in their daily lives. A description of signs of social and cultural change in Human Sexuality classes between 1976 and 2006 is offered for consideration.
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Social Change, Adjustment (to Environment), College Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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