Research indicates heterosexual students at faith-based universities often hold negative
attitudes toward gay men and lesbian women. The factors that can influence these attitudes are
complex. This study examines the relationship between attitudes toward gay men and lesbian
women, religiosity and spirituality in students who are enrolled in a faith-based institution. A
correlation was run to examine the relationship between these variables along with further
statistical analyses to gather more information. There is a small positive relationship between
higher levels of spirituality and positive attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. There is a
medium positive relationship between high levels of religiosity and positive attitudes toward gay
men and lesbians. On average, females had more positive attitudes toward both gay men and
lesbian women. However, religiosity and spirituality are very low predictors of attitudes toward
lesbians and gay men.
|School:||George Fox University|
|School Location:||United States -- Oregon|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, LGBTQ studies|
|Keywords:||Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men|
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