Attitudes toward HIV-positives in dependence on their sexual orientation

Andreas Hergovich, Marc Stollreiter

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    Abstract

    Homosexual HIV-positives suffer under a double stigma. Moreover, many heterosexuals still associate HIV/AIDS with homosexuality (Herek & Capitanio, 1999). This study examined the connection between belief in a just world, sexual morality and values on the one hand and attitudes towards HIV-positives on the other. Hundred and ninety-nine subjects evaluated an HIV-positive target (homosexual for half of the subjects, heterosexual for the other half) by means of a semantic differential. Results: in general, homosexual HIV-positives were evaluated more negatively than heterosexual HIV-positives. A moderated regression analysis showed a significant effect of values on the rating of the target.
    OriginalspracheEnglisch
    Seiten (von - bis)37-44
    Seitenumfang8
    FachzeitschriftSwiss Journal of Psychology
    Jahrgang62
    Ausgabenummer1
    DOIs
    PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2003

    ÖFOS 2012

    • 5010 Psychologie

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