The Prevalence and Nature of Biphobia in Heterosexual Undergraduate Students

  title={The Prevalence and Nature of Biphobia in Heterosexual Undergraduate Students},
  author={Michele J. Eliason},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  • M. Eliason
  • Published 1 June 1997
  • Psychology
  • Archives of Sexual Behavior
Little scientific attention has been paid to bisexuality or to societal attitudes about bisexual people. Often, biphobia has been assumed to be identical to homophobia. In this study, 229 heterosexual undergraduate students rated their degree of agreement to stereotypical statements about bisexuality and provided information on their attitudes about the acceptability of bisexual, gay, and lesbian people. Although there was a high degree of correlation between biphobia and homophobia, negative… 

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