ERIC Number: EJ1154647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Youth's Motivations for Using Homophobic and Misogynistic Language
Romeo, Katherine E.; Chico, Emilia; Darcangelo, Nicole; Bellinger, L. Boyd; Horn, Stacey S.
Journal of LGBT Youth, v14 n4 p411-423 2017
A diverse group of adolescents (N = 41) from a large city in the Midwestern United States participated in focus groups about misogynistic and homophobic language. Our qualitative analysis yielded two major themes. First, participants discussed this language as a way to regulate peers' conformity to norms related to gender and sexuality. Second, participants spoke about the importance of the relationship between individuals using this language in determining different intentions. Understanding young people's perceptions of these types of interactions and the intentions behind them will allow us to more effectively reduce young peoples' use of misogynistic and homophobic language in schools.
Descriptors: Language Usage, Antisocial Behavior, Homosexuality, Gender Bias, Social Bias, Focus Groups, Correlation, Intention, Qualitative Research, Verbal Communication, Sexual Harassment, Surveys, Adolescent Attitudes, After School Programs, High School Students, Student Attitudes, High School Graduates, Sexual Orientation, Coding, Interpersonal Relationship, Community Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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