Modern Homonegativity at a Private, Catholic College: A Comparison of Prejudice Toward Gay Men and Lesbian Women
Homonegative attitudes, also known as negative attitudes toward homosexuals, are prevalent in our society. This study aims at measuring the homonegativity present among undergraduate students at a private, Catholic college using the Modern Homonegativity Scale (Morrison & Morrison, 2002). Researchers will also examine possible theoretical explanations regarding the presence of homonegativity. The Social and Economic Conservatism Scale (Everett, 2013) and the Anti-femininity Scale (Thompson, Jr. & Pleck, 1986) will be used to infer potential reasonings of homonegative attitudes. A comparison will be done between homonegativity toward gay men and homonegativity toward lesbian women in order to determine any significant differences among these demographics.