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ERIC Number: EJ928226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1554-6128
Addressing University Students' Anti-Gay Bias: An Extension of the Contact Hypothesis
Span, Sherry A.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v6 n2 p192-205 2011
One method frequently employed as an intervention to reduce anti-gay bias is a lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) speaker panel. These speakers share brief biographical sketches about their coming out experiences and then answer questions. A pretest/posttest control group design examined the impact of LGB speaker panels on university students' anti-gay bias. A main effect for time indicated that both the experimental and control groups reported lower anti-gay bias scores at the posttest. The pretest questionnaires may have acted as an intervention by initiating dialogue among the participants about their experiences with LGB individuals and, in turn, a decrease in anti-gay attitudes. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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