Gender differences in attitudes toward homosexuality: A reply to whitley and kite

Mary Beth Oliver, Janet Shibley Hyde

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Abstract

B. E. Whitley and M. E. Kite (1995) included additional studies of gender differences in attitudes toward homosexuality in their meta-analysis in part because they located additional studies but also because they included studies that did not match our (M. B. Oliver & J. S. Hyde, 1993) definition of constructs or that contained insufficient information for correct computation of effect sizes. Regarding attitudes about civil liberties for homosexuals, our results (d = .00) and theirs (d = .04) agree: There are no gender differences. Regarding general attitudes about homosexuality, Whitley and Kite's effect size (d = .26) is larger than ours (d = -.01) but is based on some inflated computations of d and on the addition of numerous samples of college students. The existence and magnitude of a gender difference in general attitudes toward homosexuality are still open questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Volume117
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

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