Author

Caicina Jones

Publication Date

2017

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Demaray, Michelle K.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Educational psychology||Sociology--Research||Sociology||Gender identity--Study and teaching

Abstract

As the research on homophobia and bullying continues to grow it is important to ensure that homophobic bullying as a construct is fully explored. In particular, the presence of homophobia in adolescents who in engage in gay-themed or related aggressive behavior has not been investigated. The current study examined the associations of homophobia, exaggerated traditional male role norms (i.e., hypermasculinity), and three bullying behaviors (homophobic epithets use, bullying of homosexuals, and bullying of peers). The overall goal was to identify factors that contribute to bullying behavior. The sample consisted of 199 undergraduate males. Results revealed significant associations among homophobia, hypermasculinity, and bullying. However the directions of those associations were not as expected. Surprisingly, homophobia was only found to partially mediate the association of aggression and bullying of homosexuals. Further analysis indicated significant moderating effects of homophobia and mediation effects of hypermasculinity.

Comments

Advisors: Michelle K. Demaray.||Committee members: Lisa Finkelstein; Christine K. Malecki; Vinita Menon; Kristen Myers; Julia A. Ogg.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

v, 101 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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