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The Influence of Internet Entertainment Use Upon the Attitude towards Homosexuality among Stem and Liberal Arts Students


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1 MSc. Clinical Psychology Student Christ College Autonomous, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
2 Assistant Professor, Christ College Autonomous Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
     

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Homosexuality and the other diverse sexual orientations are given a considerable level of significance in the present era even when they are very minimally accepted. The fact that discourses are taking place in and around these concerns must be appreciated as that in itself is a great change within the cultural context of India. Based on the further need to explore about homosexuality and the determinants that influence the attitude of people about homosexuality, the present study tried to better understand the role of courses learned, gender, and religion of college going young adults on their attitude towards homosexuality, with a special emphasis on the influence of Internet Entertainment Use. A total of 234 students were included in the study, with a roughly equal percentage of STEM and Arts students. The Homosexuality Attitude Scale, established by Kite and Deaux (1986) and the Problematic Internet Entertainment Use Scale, developed by Lopez-Fernandez et al. (2013) were utilised in the study. The quantitative study concluded that there is no significant relationship between homosexuality attitudes and Internet entertainment use among young adults doing any academic course. It was also revealed that, as compared to male young people, females had a more positive attitude toward homosexuality, with religion playing no influence. Also, according to the findings of the study, arts students had a more favourable attitude toward homosexuality than STEM students. There is immense scope for further research works in this area which has also been mentioned in the report.

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attitude, course learned, homosexuality, social media use, young adults
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Angel Mariya John
MSc. Clinical Psychology Student Christ College Autonomous, Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India
K. S. Durga
Assistant Professor, Christ College Autonomous Irinjalakuda, Kerala, India

Abstract


Homosexuality and the other diverse sexual orientations are given a considerable level of significance in the present era even when they are very minimally accepted. The fact that discourses are taking place in and around these concerns must be appreciated as that in itself is a great change within the cultural context of India. Based on the further need to explore about homosexuality and the determinants that influence the attitude of people about homosexuality, the present study tried to better understand the role of courses learned, gender, and religion of college going young adults on their attitude towards homosexuality, with a special emphasis on the influence of Internet Entertainment Use. A total of 234 students were included in the study, with a roughly equal percentage of STEM and Arts students. The Homosexuality Attitude Scale, established by Kite and Deaux (1986) and the Problematic Internet Entertainment Use Scale, developed by Lopez-Fernandez et al. (2013) were utilised in the study. The quantitative study concluded that there is no significant relationship between homosexuality attitudes and Internet entertainment use among young adults doing any academic course. It was also revealed that, as compared to male young people, females had a more positive attitude toward homosexuality, with religion playing no influence. Also, according to the findings of the study, arts students had a more favourable attitude toward homosexuality than STEM students. There is immense scope for further research works in this area which has also been mentioned in the report.

Keywords


attitude, course learned, homosexuality, social media use, young adults

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