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The reduction of heterosexism as a result of panel presentation.

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dc.contributor.author Armstrong, Lainie D.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-25T13:47:21Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-25T13:47:21Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-06-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1488
dc.description v, 47 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Introductory Psychology students were surveyed to assess levels of heterosexism before and after an educational presentation. A demographic questionnaire and the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men scale were administered to the participants. Factors such as differences between genders, age and backgrounds were explored. Seventy-one participants completed both scales. Results indicated there were no significant overall changes in levels of heterosexism after the panel presentation. Levels of heterosexism were found to be greater in men than in women. Male and female participants demonstrated similar degrees of acceptance toward gay men and lesbians. Older participants indicated as consistent degrees of acceptance toward homosexuals as younger participants. There was no significant difference in findings from participants with urban backgrounds compared to participants residing in rural areas. These findings suggest that more than a single presentation is required in order to reduce levels of heterosexism or to increase acceptance of gay men and women. Participants from outside the social science discipline would also enable generalization of the results found in this study. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality. en_US
dc.subject Sex descrimination. en_US
dc.title The reduction of heterosexism as a result of panel presentation. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Nancy Knapp en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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