Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men: A Meta-Analysis

  title={Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Bernard E. Jr. Whitley},
  journal={The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion},
  pages={21 - 38}
  • B. Whitley
  • Published 1 January 2009
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion
Meta-analysis was used to examine the relationships between seven forms of religiosity (fundamentalism; frequency of attendance at religious services; endorsement of Christian orthodoxy; self-ratings of religiosity; and intrinsic, extrinsic, and quest orientations) and attitudes toward lesbians and gay men. All forms of religiosity except quest and extrinsic orientation had at least small negative relationships with these attitudes. Higher quest orientation was related to positive attitudes… 
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