Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men: Relations with Gender, Race and Religion among University Students

Author: Marlene Arndt & Gideon de Bruin
Created: 2006
Country South Africa
Type pdf
Format pdf
Extent 15
Original Publication
Date 2006
This study posits that although the South African government has shown an unprecedented commitment to acknowledging and upholding the human rights of lesbian and gay people, negative attitudes persist towards lesbian and gay individuals in university communities. A survey of 880 heterosexual students at a Gauteng university was conducted using the ‘attitudes towards lesbian and gay male scale’. The results indicate that heterosexual students have negative attitudes towards lesbian and gay individuals, that gender and religiosity has an influence on attitudes, and that there are no differences between race groups when it comes to attitudes towards lesbian and gay people.
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