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Predicting opposition to the civil rights of trans persons in the United Kingdom

Tee, N and Hegarty, P (2006) Predicting opposition to the civil rights of trans persons in the United Kingdom Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 16 (1). pp. 70-80.

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Although there is considerable evidence that trans persons are victims of discrimination, social psychologists have rarely explored prejudice against this minority group. We extrapolated from models of heterosexism to test hypotheses about support for and opposition to trans persons' civil fights. Opposition to trans persons civil rights among 151 participants was correlated with heterosexism, authoritarianism, a belief that there are only two sexes, beliefs that gender is biologically based and several demographic variables. Linear regression showed that heterosexism, authoritarianism, contact with sexual minorities and beliefs in biological gender predicted unique variance in opposition to trans persons' civil fights. Differences and similarities between prejudice towards sexual and gender minorities are discussed. Copyright (c) 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
Date : 2006
Uncontrolled Keywords : trans persons; transsexuals; prejudice; essentialism; heterosexism; gender gay men; prejudice; attitudes; gender; orientation; lesbians; transgender; stereotypes; psychology; beliefs
Additional Information : This is the accepted version of the following article:Tee N, Hegarty P. (2006) Predicting opposition to the civil rights of trans persons in the United Kingdom. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology 16(1):70-80, which has been published in final form at
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Date Deposited : 03 Jun 2014 07:55
Last Modified : 09 Jun 2014 13:43

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