A preliminary investigation of heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexuality

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dc.contributor.advisor Whitley, Bernard E., Jr., 1946- en_US
dc.contributor.author Nollen, Nicole Lynn en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:05Z
dc.date.created 1997 en_US
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1997 .N655 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186051
dc.description.abstract Three-hundred eight students from the Introductory Psychology participant pool at Ball State University took part in a preliminary investigation of heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexuality. The study found that heterosexual men and women expressed more positive responses toward heterosexuals than toward lesbian, gay male, and bisexual individuals, but did not distinguish between homosexual and bisexual persons. Sex differences were found for acceptance of lesbians, gay men, and bisexual men and women but not for affective responses to these individuals. More specifically, male and female participants' affective responses to homosexual and bisexual target individuals were similar; however, on questions pertaining to acceptance, female participants rated all persons similarly whereas male participants rated heterosexual men more favorably than homosexual or bisexual men. It was also found that beliefs about bisexuality as a real orientation or as homosexual denial were in fact related to participants' responses to the bisexual target individual, whereas beliefs that bisexuality is a transitional or transitory orientation were not.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent 62 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bisexuals -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bisexuality -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Heterosexuals -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.title A preliminary investigation of heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexuality en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1045631 en_US


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