Perceção das crenças e atitudes dos adolescentes face à homossexualidade

  • Ângela Maria da Silva Ferreira (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The main objective of this study is to know the perception of adolescents in relation tohomosexuality, thus we studied a sample of 166 subjects, 106 females and 64 males, agedbetween 15 and 19 years, with the Tree instruments feature: Escala Multidimensional deAtitudes face a lésbicas e a gays (EMAFLG), Escala de Crenças Explicativas acerca da Naturezada Homossexualidade (ECEANH) and the Sociodemografic Questionarie. The results obtainedfrom the descriptive analysis showed that there is a higher prevalence of psychosocial beliefsand supportive attitudes. In the inferential analysis based on sex, it was possible to notice thatnegative attitudes of a flagrant and subtle nature are more prevalent in male participants, whilesupporting attitudes are more prevalent in female participants; with regard to beliefs, maleparticipants revealed higher values in the Psychosocial, Biological and Psychological Beliefssubscale. In the inferential analysis according to the year of schooling, it was possible to verifythat students in the 10th grade showed higher values in flagrant and subtle negative attitudesthan students in the 11th and 12th grades. In the inferential analysis according to religion it waspossible to notice that the participants with religious affiliation showed higher values of negativeattitudes, than the participants without religious affiliation. Thus, the results obtained weregenerally as expected and were discussed based on the literature, taking into consideration theirimplications for prevention and intervention in this problem.
Date of Award10 Feb 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorÂngela Azevedo (Supervisor)


  • Homosexuality
  • Attitudes
  • Beliefs
  • Adolescence


  • Mestrado em Psicologia da Educação

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