The majority of respondents reported feeling different from other boys as children. Religion and public opinion about same-sex marriage. In Studies 1, 3, 4a, and 4b, correlations between sexual prejudice and opposition to same-sex marriage ranged from. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. Study 4b was a nearly identical replication of Study 4a.
Ideology and the limits of self-interest:
The effects of traditional family values on the coming out process of gay male adolescents.
General Discussion In light of current debates regarding the expansion of gay rights in several countries, including the United States, France, Ireland, Russia, and Australia, this research presents a timely investigation into the motivational underpinnings of religious opposition to same-sex marriage. Department of Psychology, Paper Predicting the support of same-sex relationship rights among social work students. What mediation analysis can not do. Not all religious heterosexuals are sexually prejudiced, and sexual prejudice is not the only reason for opposition to same-sex marriage.
In Study 1, we conducted a bootstrapping analysis for simple mediation models Hayes,Model 4 ; in Study 2, we conducted a bootstrapping analysis for parallel multiple mediation models Hayes,Model 4 ; and in Studies 3, 4a, and 4b we conducted a bootstrapping analysis for serial multiple mediation models Hayes,Model 6. Parallel multiple mediator model for Study 2. In Studies 1 and 2, we discovered that the relationship between religiosity and opposition to same-sex marriage was mediated by explicit sexual prejudice. Sexual Prejudice as a Mediator of Religious Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage Whereas religious opponents may see their objections to same-sex marriage as principled and legitimate, others see it as a human rights issue and may interpret opposition as a form of sexual prejudice and discrimination. Descriptive statistics are provided in Table E of the online supplement. We hasten to add, in any case, that it is empirically possible for our mediation hypotheses to be contradicted by the data.