Personal need for structure and attitudes toward homosexuality

Michael R. Smith, Randall A Gordon

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The need of a sample of U.S. students to cognitively structure reality as measured by the Personal Need for Structure (PNS) Scale was examined as a predictor of attitudes toward homosexuality measured by the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) Scale. Significant relationships between the two constructs and strong gender differences on the ATLG were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Social Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 1998


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