Attitudes towards lesbians and gay men and support for lesbian and gay human rights among psychology students

ELLIS, S. J., KITZINGER, C. and WILKINSON, S. (2003). Attitudes towards lesbians and gay men and support for lesbian and gay human rights among psychology students. Journal of homosexuality, 44 (1), 121-138.

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Abstract

A questionnaire comprising two scales, the short form of the Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale (ATLG-S; Herek, 1984) and the newly devised Support for Lesbian and Gay Human Rights Scale (SLGHR) were administered to 226 students taking undergraduate psychology courses at universities in the United Kingdom, to assess their attitudes towards lesbians and gay men, and their level of support for lesbian and gay human rights. The results indicated that whilst only a small percentage of respondents expressed negative attitudes towards lesbians and gay men on the ATLG-S, the sample as a whole did not overwhelmingly support lesbian and gay human rights. The lack of support for lesbian and gay human rights is discussed in relation to its implications for psychology students as future practitioners and policy makers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Haworth Press
Uncontrolled Keywords: Psychology students, attitudes, human rights, lesbian, gay, homosexuality
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1300/J082v44n01_07
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2015 10:50
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/122

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