Gender, Sexual Prejudice and Sport Participation: Implications for Sexual Minorities

Gender, Sexual Prejudice and Sport Participation: Implications for Sexual Minorities Utilizing the compulsory heterosexuality framework, the purpose of this inquiry was to assess the influence of gender and sexual prejudice on decision-making within sport. In Study 1, responses from former and current athletes within the United States (N = 229) indicated that prejudicial attitudes predicted unwillingness to participate when a coach was identified as gay or lesbian. A mixed-methods approach was used in Study 2 to assess the attitudes of American parents (N = 76). Parent’s prejudicial attitudes toward gays and lesbians predicted unwillingness to allow a homosexual to coach their children; justification of which was most often based on negative gay and lesbian stereotypes. Implications for these findings are discussed. Sex Roles Springer Journals

Gender, Sexual Prejudice and Sport Participation: Implications for Sexual Minorities

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Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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