Comparison of Attitudes of Students in Different Fields towards Lesbians and Gays

Aim: Study aims to compare the attitudes of students in different departments towards Lesbian and Gay people. Methods: This study is cross-sectional and descriptive type.The study was conducted with the 4-grade students in different departments of Atatürk University (Health- Science- Social) in the 2020-2021 educational year. In data collection, an 8-question introductory information form prepared by the researchers and the Short Form of the Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale.The survey was conducted between October 2020-January 2021. The survey form prepared using the Google form was sent to students through learning tools. Results: Total average score of Groups in the Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale of science students was 33.92±6.10, health sciences students was 31.54±7.98, social sciences students was 34.25±7.42, and the difference between the average score of the groups was statistically significant. Conclusion: The advanced analysis found that the difference resulted from the students who received an education. The study found that the students in the social field had the most negative attitude towards lesbians and gays, and students in the health field had the least negative attitude.

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