2019 Student Research Conference:
32nd Annual Student Research Conference

Measuring Levels of Prejudice and Acceptance in the Worldviews of Truman Students


Sophia B. Pressler
Dr. Anton Daughters, Faculty Mentor

Rapidly evolving technology has given people new ways to learn and experience other cultures, religions, and ideologies. An ecumenical worldview is more important today because of this growing universality of culture-sharing. This study sought to understand how gender identity and sexual orientation play into college students’ perspectives by surveying 181 undergraduate students at Truman State University. Composite scores were created to measure the students’ levels of ecumenical worldview and sexism when compared to their demographic characteristics. Racial and religious minority status did not significantly impact students’ scores, but out of the total sample population, those students who identified as members of minority sexual orientation, gender, and non-religious groups, displayed more accepting and tolerant outlooks.

Keywords: ecumenical worldview, racism, sexism, college students, minorities

Topic(s):Sociology
Anthropology

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 6-3
Location: SUB GEO
Time: 3:00

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