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Shoshilou, Panayiota A.; Vasiliou, Elena – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
A review of the academic and lay literature concerning Cyprus reveals that homophobia is prevalent throughout society. This research aimed to investigate homophobia through the narratives of educators. Twenty-three teachers were randomly selected out of the pool of volunteers in a training project. Aspects of homophobia previously reported in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Bias, Bullying
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Passani, Antonella; Debicki, Marie – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2016
This article presents the research results of the European co-funded project NISO: Fighting Homophobia Through Active Citizenship and Media Education. The project combined research and non-formal education activities in four European countries: Belgium, Estonia, Italy and the Netherlands. The research intended to identify and analyze high school…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity, Student Attitudes
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Graybill, Emily C.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Dever, Bridget V.; Greenberg, Daphne; Roach, Andrew T.; Morillas, Catalina – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Using an ecological model, the individual-, school-, and sociocultural-level characteristics that affect gay-straight alliance (GSA) advisors were examined in the current study. The formation of GSAs has been one way that schools have sought to improve the school climate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth. Limited information…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Clubs
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Youatt, Emily J.; Johns, Michelle M.; Pingel, Emily S.; Soler, Jorge H.; Bauermeister, José A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2015
Smoking rates are higher among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals than among heterosexuals. These disparities are exacerbated during the transition from youth to young adulthood. The current study uses in-depth qualitative interviews to understand perceptions of LGBTQ smoking among LBQ-identified women (N = 30, ages…
Descriptors: Females, Homosexuality, Young Adults, Sexual Orientation
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Iverson, Susan V.; Seher, Christin – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2014
Despite the proliferation of educational interventions and attitude change strategies, the prevalence of homophobia and widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people on college campuses persists. This study investigates the impact of theatre on changes in college students' attitudes. Using a pre- and…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Drama, Homosexuality, Sexual Orientation
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Case, Kim A.; Stewart, Briana – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2013
The transgender community encounters pervasive prejudice, discrimination, and violence, yet social science literature lacks research that focuses on reduction of antitransgender prejudice. This experimental study examined the effectiveness of three interventions aimed at decreasing negative attitudes toward transsexuals, correcting participants'…
Descriptors: Intervention, Negative Attitudes, Gender Issues, Identification (Psychology)
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Worthen, Meredith G. F. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Although sexual experiences among college students have been well documented, few studies have explored how sexual activity may be related to attitudes concerning sex and sexuality. Limited research suggests there may be an important relationship between sexual experiences, feminist self-identification, and supportive attitudes toward lesbian,…
Descriptors: Feminism, Homosexuality, Sexuality, College Students
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Wolff, Joshua R.; Himes, Heather L.; Kwon, Ellen Miller; Bollinger, Richard A. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Research demonstrates that Evangelical Christians generally hold more negative attitudes toward gays and lesbians, and are less supportive of gay rights than the general U.S. population. To assess these attitudes, undergraduate students at an Evangelical Christian university in California (N = 319) completed the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Church Related Colleges, Home Schooling, Negative Attitudes
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Harper, Gary W.; Brodsky, Asya; Bruce, Douglas – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
This article explores gay and bisexual male adolescents' positive perceptions of their sexual orientation identity. In-depth qualitative interviews were conducted with an ethnically diverse sample of 63 gay/bisexual male adolescents in Chicago (N = 42) and Miami (N = 21). Data revealed two major conceptual categories: (1) positive personal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Homosexuality, Males, Attitude Measures
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Barrios, R. J.; Lundquist, Jennifer Hickes – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2012
Scholars studying college student sexual culture in the United States largely frame men as being detached from emotions, unconcerned with relationships, and in pursuit of sexual conquests. By expanding the examination of college sexual culture, an environment often associated with meaningless sexual encounters, this article tests those stereotypes…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Homosexuality, Males, Masculinity
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Hooghe, Marc; Dejaeghere, Yves; Claes, Ellen; Quintelier, Ellen – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2010
Various quantitative studies have suggested the occurrence of hostile feelings toward LGBT rights among Islamic communities in Western societies. We know less, however, about the structure of these attitudes among Belgian Islamic youth. Based on focus groups and in-depth interviews, we try to disentangle these elements. The interviews suggest that…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Social Attitudes
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Trotter, Joy – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2009
This article is based on a small study undertaken in 2001, which examined the experiences of and responses to sexual harassment and bullying adopted by different professionals (teachers, education social workers, youth workers and a school nurse) and by young people (12 to 25-year-olds). It draws together some of the literature relating to young…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, School Nurses
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Blackwell, Christopher W.; Kiehl, Ermalynn M. – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2008
This study examined registered nurses' overall attitudes and homophobia towards gays and lesbians in the workplace. Homophobia scores, represented by the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) Scale, was the dependent variable. Overall homophobia scores were assessed among a randomized stratified sample of registered nurses licensed in the…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Nurses, Statistical Analysis, Homosexuality