Psychology graduate students' attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women : Have we made progress?

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowman, Sharon L., 1960- en_US Korfhage, Bethe A. en_US 2011-06-03T19:39:17Z 2011-06-03T19:39:17Z 2001 en_US 2001
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2001 .K67 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study was designed to examine psychology graduate students' attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women. It was hypothesized that the following variables would predict participants' attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women: participant gender, amount of client contact with gay men and lesbian women, and gender role attitudes. Additionally, a measure of social desirability was included to investigate the validity of responses. Data were analyzed by conducting an independent t-test, a correlated t-test, and hierarchical multiple regression. Results indicated that gay men were viewed more negatively than were lesbian women. As expected, participants' gender role attitudes significantly predicted their attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women. Contrary to predicted outcomes, results indicated that neither participant gender nor client contact predicted attitudes toward homosexuality. Finally, results suggested that participants were not engaging in socially desirable responding. Implications of this study for research, theory, and practice are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent iii, 51 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gays -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lesbians -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Graduate students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homophobia in psychoanalysis. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychoanalysis and homosexuality. en_US
dc.title Psychology graduate students' attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women : Have we made progress? en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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