An exploration of attitudes on sexuality at a northeastern urban university

Psychol Rep. 1997 Oct;81(2):677-8. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1997.81.2.677.


This study was conducted to assess the prevalence of scores on homophobia among 104 college students at a northeastern urban university. Participants reported their attitudes regarding homosexuals and homosexual behavior on Hudson and Rickett's Index of Homophobia. The 33 men indicated more negative attitudes about homosexuals and homosexual situations than the 71 women.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Female
  • Homosexuality / psychology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Personality Inventory
  • Prejudice
  • Sexual Behavior*
  • Students / psychology*
  • Urban Population*