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The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

Abstract

Previous research has shown that religious people tend to have negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people. The current study is based off of Sanders’ (2008) study on the effect of religiosity on attitudes towards homosexuality. Forty adults participated in the study: 20 religious and 20 non-religious as well as 20 young adults and 20 older adults. Each participant completed three tasks: Salience of Religious Commitment Scale (Roof & Perkins, 1975), reading and answering questions to a passage provided and The Riddle Scale (Riddle, 1974). Using a three-way between-subjects analysis of variance, it was found that there was a significant main effect of religiosity and the scores measuring homophobia (F(1, 32) = 22.60, p < 0.05). No other main effects or interactions were found. Further discussion to the results will be discussed.


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