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WITH US OR AGAINST US: USING RELIGIOSITY AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES TO PREDICT HOMOPHOBIC BELIEFS

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dc.contributor.author Schwartz, Erin Coale
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-20T15:08:13Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-01T18:54:16Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-20T15:08:13Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-01T18:54:16Z
dc.date.issued 2011-07-20T15:08:13Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/1820
dc.description.abstract Affiliation with religious organizations is prevalent in the United States and within some of these organizations negative messages about lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals are regularly espoused. Exposure to such homophobic sentiment has been found to have a detrimental impact on the mental health of sexual minorities and thereby, makes the exploration of religiosity and homophobia an imperative. This study examined differences in homophobia among the sociodemographic variables of gender, age, education level, religious affiliation, frequency of attendance at religious services, and amount of contact with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people. Additionally, a stepwise multiple regression was conducted to determine which religiosity variables were the best predictors of homophobia. The religiosity variables used in the study were Religious Fundamentalism, Quest, Immanence, as well as Intrinsic and Extrinsic religious orientations. Significant differences in homophobia were found for gender, age, religious affiliation, frequency of attendance at religious services, and number of known lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Religious Fundamentalism and Intrinsic religious orientation were found to be the best predictors of homophobia.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Erin Coale Schwartz
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Homosexuality.
dc.subject.lcsh Homophobia--Religious aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Spirituality.
dc.subject.lcsh Demography--Economic aspects.
dc.title WITH US OR AGAINST US: USING RELIGIOSITY AND SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES TO PREDICT HOMOPHOBIC BELIEFS
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth May
dc.date.published 2011
dc.description.committeechair Boyer, Michele C.
dc.description.committeemembers Christy Coleman
dc.description.committeemembers Julie Lash
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Communication Disorders, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute, Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd 20110720-009
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 92p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.


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