This study investigates Italian adolescents’ attitudes toward gay men and lesbians and same-sex marriage, and their beliefs about the origins of homosexuality. The sample consists of 449 subjects (226 males), aged between 14 and 21 years. The principal instruments used are: the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay men (ATLG), the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS), and the Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage (ATSM). Results suggest that males show a more negative attitude than females toward homosexuals. Furthermore data reveal that respondents with a lack of personal direct contact with gay people have less positive attitudes toward homosexual people and same-sex marriage. The data in this study suggest that homophobia could be deeply rooted in a traditional value system that refutes gender equality.

Santona, A., & Tognasso, G. (2018). Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Adolescence: An Italian Study. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 65(3), 361-378 [10.1080/00918369.2017.1320165].

Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Adolescence: An Italian Study

Santona, A;Tognasso, G
2018

Abstract

This study investigates Italian adolescents’ attitudes toward gay men and lesbians and same-sex marriage, and their beliefs about the origins of homosexuality. The sample consists of 449 subjects (226 males), aged between 14 and 21 years. The principal instruments used are: the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay men (ATLG), the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS), and the Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage (ATSM). Results suggest that males show a more negative attitude than females toward homosexuals. Furthermore data reveal that respondents with a lack of personal direct contact with gay people have less positive attitudes toward homosexual people and same-sex marriage. The data in this study suggest that homophobia could be deeply rooted in a traditional value system that refutes gender equality.
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Adolescence; attitudes; gender equality; heterosexism; homophobia; homosexuality; same-sex marriage;
Adolescence, attitudes, gender equality, heterosexism, homophobia, homosexuality, same-sex marriage
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Santona, A., & Tognasso, G. (2018). Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Adolescence: An Italian Study. JOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY, 65(3), 361-378 [10.1080/00918369.2017.1320165].
Santona, A; Tognasso, G
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