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Revista Puertorriqueña de Psicología

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RODRIGUEZ, María del C. Fernández  and  SQUIABRO, José Calderón. Prejudice and social distance toward homosexuals by university students. Rev. Puertorriq. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.25, pp.52-60. ISSN 1946-2026.

We conduct a trans-sectional descriptive study to explore in 565 college students' prejudice attitude and social distance toward gay and lesbians (GL) people. We use a scale to measure prejudice and other scale to measure Social Distance. Participants show moderate levels of prejudice and social distance (SD) towards GLB people. Men's (M=104.5, DT= 27.47) shows significant more prejudice than woman's (M=98.8, DT= 23.41). Men's (M=22.7, DT= 7.00) shows more SD than women's (M=21.1, DT= 5.41). Those participants that attend regularly church services shows more prejudice and SD than those than not. The analysis of this findings strength the importance of incorporate sexual diversity issues in the curriculum to eradicate those prejudice to homosexual community.

Keywords : Prejudice; homosexuality; social distance; college student.

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