Gender stereotypes, homonegativism, and support of sexually coercive behaviour among adolescents in Newfoundland and Labrador

Morrison, Todd Graham (1994) Gender stereotypes, homonegativism, and support of sexually coercive behaviour among adolescents in Newfoundland and Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine whether adolescents possess attitudes that are gender stereotypic, homonegative, and supportive of sexually coercive behaviour. For this specific purpose, an instrument entitled the Sexual Aggression and Conservatism Scale (SACS) was developed. Reliability and validity assessments suggested that the instrument was psychometrically robust. The researcher distributed 1,124 questionnaires to randomly selected schools in Newfoundland and Labrador for administration to students in grades ten and twelve. An analysis of returns (1,045 questionnaires - a response rate at 93%) revealed that: (1) male respondents were more gender stereotypic, homonegative, and supportive of sexually coercive behaviour than females; (2) academic achievement was negatively correlated with endorsement of gender stereotypes, homonegativism, and sexual coercion; (3) religiosity (operationally defined as frequency of church attendance) was not associated with endorsement of these attitudes; (4) respondents' site of residence (urban versus rural) was not associated with endorsement of these attitudes; and (5) homonegativism and endorsement of sexual coercion were positively correlated.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5880
Item ID: 5880
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 31-37.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Psychology
Science, Faculty of > Psychology
Date: 1994
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Sex role--Newfoundland and Labrador; Sex differences (Psychology) in adolescence--Newfoundland and Labrador; Teenagers--Newfoundland and Labrador--Attitudes; Sexual ethics--Newfoundland and Labrador; Heterosexism--Newfoundland and Labrador

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