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| Published: September 30, 2021

To Study the Attitude and Knowledge Towards Homosexuality among Adolescents

Tanisha Kawatra

Masters of Science in Applied Psychology, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.227.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.227

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Aim– To perform a cross sectional study on adolescent male and female population to study and compare the attitude and knowledge towards homosexuality among adolescents. Methodology– It was a cross sectional study where a group of adolescents, males and females, were selected, ranging from age 12 to 18 year. Two scales, i.e., ATLG Scale (Attitude Towards Lesbian and Gay Men Scale) and SEKHQ Scale (The Sex Education and Knowledge about Homosexuality Questionnaire), were provided to participants and data was collected. ResultsThe study highlights no significant difference between the domains of attitude and knowledge towards homosexuality. Independent T test was used to statistically understand whether the difference between male and females in the domain of attitude and knowledge is significant or not. The value obtained was p>0.05, hence showing no significant difference. Also, Correlation pearson-r was used to find if there is a correlation between attitude and knowledge towards homosexuality, and the correlation was significant at the 0.01 level, hence showing a positive correlation between attitude and knowledge towards homosexuality.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.227.20210903

10.25215/0903.227

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021