Aversive prejudice and discrimination against gay men

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dc.contributor.advisor Whitley, Bernard E., Jr., 1946- en_US
dc.contributor.author Ong, Katherine S. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:41:55Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:41:55Z
dc.date.created 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2008 .O54 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/188532
dc.description.abstract To test the generalizability of the theory of aversive prejudice in predicting discrimination against gay men, a partial replication of Dovidio and Gaertner's (2000) experiment was conducted. Two hundred and five White undergraduate students from a Midwestern university evaluated an ostensible applicant for a counseling position. The current study was a 2 (Applicant Sexual Orientation: gay, straight) x 2 (Applicant Race: Black, White) x 2 (Applicant Qualification: high, moderate) x 2 (Participant Gender) between-groups experiment. Men provided straight applicants with significantly higher qualification ratings than gay applicants. Gay applicants were perceived as less competent on leadership than straight applicants. A gay Black applicant was least likely to be recommended for the position only when he was ambiguously (moderately) qualified, compared to straight White, straight Black, and gay White applicants. Limitations, implications, and directions for future research are discussed.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Psychological Science
dc.format.extent 43 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homophobia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gay men -- Public opinion. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Gay rights. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Sex discrimination in employment. en_US
dc.title Aversive prejudice and discrimination against gay men en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1397646 en_US

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