Unformatted text preview: or positive overall than are attitudes toward gay men. Mean scores on the ATL were 43.67 for females and 40.83 for males; for the ATG, means were 51.54 for females and 57.96 for males. These scores were compared for differences among female and male respondents and between female and male targets. Since it is not appropriate to compare raw scores directly from the two different item sets, individuals' standardized (z) scores on the two scales were used. The result from this study indicates that female sample members tended to hold equally positive (or negative) attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. Males, however, tended to respond more negatively to gay men than to lesbians. Both males and females tended to express more negative attitudes toward homosexual persons of their same sex. The effect was more pronounced among males...
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- Spring '11
- Homosexuality, Kinsey, gay men, ATG