Predicting anti-gay prejudice based on sex knowledege and education

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Samantha Anne Isakson (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Candace Boan-Lenzo

Abstract: Bullying of sexual minority students is an increasingly prevalent topic among school psychologists and educational personnel across the country. This study measured the variables of sex knowledge (as measured through the Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Test for Adolescents) and anti-gay prejudice (as measured through the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men – Revised Edition). The results of this study found that sex education is significantly, negatively correlated to anti-gay prejudice. While causational relationships still need to be analyzed, this suggests that there is a significant relationship between sex education and anti-gay prejudice. Through additional analysis, it was also discovered that sex attitude (as measured through the Sexual Knowledge and Attitude Test for Adolescents) is significantly, negatively correlated to anti-gay prejudice; sex attitude is also significantly, positively correlated to sex knowledge. This study discusses further predictors and outcomes regarding the two variables (sex knowledge and anti-gay prejudice).

Additional Information

Publication
Other
Language: English
Date: 2012
Keywords
anti-gay prejudice, bullying, homophobia, sex education, sex knowledge, sexual minority
Subjects
Bullying in schools
Sex instruction
Homophobia in schools