This study has explored relationship between intergroup contact, levels of prejudice against homosexuals and the value system of the subjects. A value orientation characterized by more openness to change, self-transcendence and progressive correlates with a positive representation of homosexuality. Two subgroups have been formed according to the degree of contact with gay people. The group who claimed to know more than ten homosexuals, compared who claimed not to know any, has shown: a value orientation characterized by more openness to change, more self-transcendence and less conservatism, as well as more positive attitudes toward gay people.

Intergroup contact, value system and the representation of homosexuality

CASTIGLIONE, CLAUDIA;
2011

Abstract

This study has explored relationship between intergroup contact, levels of prejudice against homosexuals and the value system of the subjects. A value orientation characterized by more openness to change, self-transcendence and progressive correlates with a positive representation of homosexuality. Two subgroups have been formed according to the degree of contact with gay people. The group who claimed to know more than ten homosexuals, compared who claimed not to know any, has shown: a value orientation characterized by more openness to change, more self-transcendence and less conservatism, as well as more positive attitudes toward gay people.
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