2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

A Comparison of Sexism and Sexual Prejudice in Truman State University Students
Daniel J. Young
Dr. Anton Daughters and Dr. Amber Johnson, Faculty Mentors

Is there a relationship between sexism and sexual prejudice? The project explores this question by measuring the level of sexism and the level of sexual prejudice in Truman State University undergraduate students. In this study, the term sexism is used to represent prejudice harbored against women and sexual prejudice is that which is specifically harbored against the lesbian, gay, and bisexual community and individuals therein. A sample of my peers, which was formed by a combination of convenience and snowball sampling, completed an electronic survey. Forty participants completed the survey between September 5, 2013 and October 3, 2013. Each respondents mean level of sexism and mean level of sexual prejudice was low on the scale used to measure the two prejudices. The results confirm that there is a strong relationship between these prejudices.

Keywords: Prejudice, Sexism, Sexual Prejudice, Gender, LGBT

Topic(s):Sociology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 15-3
Location: GEO - SUB
Time: 3:30

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