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    Czech psychology students‘ attitudes toward same-sex parenting

    Tušl, M. and Gato, J. and Tasker, Fiona and Figueroa, V. (2019) Czech psychology students‘ attitudes toward same-sex parenting. Psychology and Sexuality , ISSN 1941-9899. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Czech society has been increasingly more liberal toward LGBTI individuals and their parenting rights, although the Czech legislative system still does not treat same-sex couples equally to heterosexual couples. Attitudes of professionals who work with children and families are particularly important, as prejudice might be harmful in these circumstances. The present study aimed to evaluate the attitudes of future psychologists, participants were 164 psychology students from a university in Prague, the Czech Republic. They were presented with a vignette depicting a situation of a couple in a restaurant with their 4-year-old son who gets upset during the meal. The vignette was followed by a set of Likert scale items evaluating the parents’ and the child’s behaviour. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the eight versions of the vignette varying by the way how the couple solved the situation, the sexual orientation of the parents, and the gender of the acting parent. Overall, the couples were rated more favourably in the positive parenting situation than in the negative, and participants evaluated gay and lesbian parents more favourably than heterosexual parents. Results are discussed taking into account specific sample characteristics and the social climate regarding LGBTI rights in the Czech society.

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    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Same-sex parenting, Modern sexual prejudice, Quasi-experiment, Czech Republic, Psychology students
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centre: Children, Families and Social Issues, Institute for the Study of
    Depositing User: Fiona Tasker
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 08:34
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 07:39
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29511

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