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Effects of age, sexual orientation and relationship status of Irish individuals on the level of Homo-negativity.

Rutkowski, Jakub (2016) Effects of age, sexual orientation and relationship status of Irish individuals on the level of Homo-negativity. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Homosexuality has been a controversial subject for Irish legal system and spiritual aspect of everyday life. Taking into account the role of Church and the movement of Catholic nationalism, a number of hypotheses have been outlined in goal to measure the level of prejudice on homosexual individuals. Looking at a recent study carried out by UNESCO (2012) and the introduction of Marriage Equality (2015) study has been designed to measure the personal level of homo-negativity. This study contained 110 participants, 97 males and 12 females. Age of participants ranged from 18 to 72 years of age. An online survey has been designed and presented to individuals present on social media websites. Three levels of homo-negativity have been measured; Score of Gay-negativity, Lesbian-negativity and Total negativity score by Modern Homonegativity scale (MHS-G; Morrison & Morrison, 2002) The main findings of this study shows that there is no statistically significant relationship between age and level of homo-negativity expressed, straight people show higher level of homo-negativity than gay people and relationship status have no effect on level of homo-negativity.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > Discrimination
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 18:34
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 18:34
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2223

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