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NCJ Number: 227775 Find in a Library
Title: Heterosexism in High School and Victimization Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning Students
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:38  Issue:7  Dated:August 2009  Pages:963-975
Author(s): Daniel Chesir-Teran; Diane Hughes
Date Published: August 2009
Page Count: 13
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the relationships between perceived manifestations of heterosexism in three ecological domains of high schools (policies, programs, and social domains) and personal victimization experiences among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and questioning (LGBQ) students from across the United States.
Abstract: The study established that perceptions of nondiscrimination and harassment policies and inclusive programs were correlated with each other, that perceived policies and programs were both predictive of the perceived prevalence and tolerance of anti lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) harassment in the social domain, and that perceived programs and harassment were in turn predictive of personal victimization experiences. This study builds on previous work in which an ecological framework for operationalizing heterosexism in high schools was developed. The goal of the study was to examine setting-level predictors of anti-LGBQ harassment and victimization experiences. The study was based on secondary analyses of Internet survey data that were collected between August and October of 2000 from LGBQ high school students across the United States and Canada. Tables and references
Main Term(s): Homosexuality-crime relationships
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Adolescents at risk; Bisexuality; Crime in schools; Homosexuality; Schools; Students; Victimization
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