How homonegative is the typical Anglican congregation? : applying the Robbins-Murray Religious Homonegative Orientation Scale (RHOS)
Robbins, Mandy, Francis, Leslie J., Village, Andrew and Murray, Laura. (2010) How homonegative is the typical Anglican congregation? : applying the Robbins-Murray Religious Homonegative Orientation Scale (RHOS). Modern Believing, Vol.51 (No.2). ISSN 1353-1425
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This paper set out to assess and profile attitudes toward homosexuality within one typical Anglican congregation. The majority of attendees (n=65, 42% men and 58% women) completed the Robbins-Murray Religious Homonegative Orientation Scale (an instrument embracing the following views on homosexuality: theological aspects, normativity, moral judgement, legal proscription, and affective response), together with indices concerned with demographic factors, religious factors and personality factors. Overall, the data demonstrated that the majority of churchgoers did not espouse a negative view of homosexuality. More proscriptive attitudes were associated with being male, with being older, with regular attendance, and with being more conservative. Individual differences in personality, however, were not significant predictors of views on homosexuality.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Homosexuality -- Religious aspects -- Church of England, Homophobia -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Modern Believing|
|Publisher:||Modern Churchpeople's Union|
|Official Date:||April 2010|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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