Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Department of Psychology: School Psychology
The current study examined changes in heterosexual individuals’ attitudes toward sexual minority populations when exposed to inclusive curriculum materials. Participants were randomly assigned to receive one of two sets of curriculum materials (i.e., inclusive or non-inclusive). Inclusive materials provided representation of sexual minority individuals, whereas the non-inclusive materials provided representation of only heterosexual individuals. Participants completed a survey that included measures of attitudes toward sexual minority individuals before and after exposure to the curriculum. Hypotheses that individuals exposed to inclusive curriculum would have improved attitudes towards sexual minority individuals from pre-test to post-test were not supported. The hypothesis that several factors would moderate the relation between exposure to inclusive materials and attitudes was examined but not supported.
Johnson, Kirstin Kaylene, "The Impact of an Inclusive Curriculum on Attitudes Toward Sexual Minority Populations" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 1444.