Homosexist attitude change as a function of jungian personality type
This study tested two hypotheses: that college human sexuality courses were effective in reducing negative attitudes toward homosexuals, but not racism, and that homosexist attitudes of Sensing/Judging, Keirsey/Jungian personality types would be more negative than Intuition/Perception types. Using a pretest-posttest mixed design, 91 students in a human sexuality course formed the experimental group, while 64 students from two personality courses served as controls. Analysis of covariance suggested that the human sexuality course was effective in reducing negative attitudes towards homosexuals. Moreover, since racism scores were not affected, the intervention was content-specific. However, there was little support for the second hypothesis in that Keirsey/Jungian personality types were not effective in discriminating pretest or posttest levels of homosexism. Discussion focuses on some plausible mechanisms influencing this attitude change as well as suggestions for future research.
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Wang, Alvin Y.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Kockentiet, William R., "Homosexist attitude change as a function of jungian personality type" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4170.