Honors Program

Honors in Psychology

Date of Award

5-2012

Thesis Professor(s)

Stacey L. Williams

Thesis Professor Department

Psychology

Abstract

The intragroup attitudes of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community are examined. A general overview of heterosexuals’ views about LGBT persons is considered before reviewing past research on intragroup attitudes that may exist within the LGBT community. Since little work has been done in this area, to fill gaps in the literature a study of 533 self-identified LGBT individuals was conducted to assess attitudes towards each specific subgroup (lesbian, gay male, bisexual male, bisexual female, male-to-female transgender, and female-to-male transgender) of the LGBT community. Several variables, including group identification, perceived stigma, outness, and contact, were examined as predictors intragroup attitudes. Results indicated that predictors of attitudes differed by subgroup. Implications of the results are discussed, including limitations and directions for future work.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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Psychology Commons

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