Stereotypes of and prejudice toward gay and straight men : a study of stereotype congruity and stereotype strength : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Kite, Mary E. en_US
dc.contributor.author Rau, Kathryn S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T19:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T19:18:57Z
dc.date.created 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.other A-319 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/192156
dc.description.abstract Gender stereotypes and stereotypes associated with sexual orientation have received a great deal of research attention, but studies to date have failed to bring together three seemingly connected ideas: likeability, stereotype congruity, and stereotype strength. In order to assess the stereotypes of and attitudes toward gay and straight men, participants rated the likeability of targets whoexhibited either feminine or masculine characteristics. Participants also rated gay men and straight men on a stereotype strength measure, which assessed the extent to which each group was perceived as adhering to or violating their group's stereotypes. Results showed that women liked all targets more than men liked the targets and that women liked gay targets more than men did. Results did not indicate that feminine gay men were liked more than masculine gay men nor did it indicate that masculine straight men were liked more than feminine straight men. Results showed that femininity is a strong component of the gay male stereotype just as masculinity is a strong component of the straight male stereotype. The results from this experiment indicate that the gay feminine male stereotype is not as negative as was previously conceived (e.g. Storms, 1978).
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 31 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Stereotypes of and prejudice toward gay and straight men : a study of stereotype congruity and stereotype strength : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1340506 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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