With an overall mean of 2. Value df 2-sided Pearson Chi-Square It must be noted that despite what appears to be widespread fear of and dislike for homosexuals in Jamaica, many respondents readily point out that persons who are homosexual make an important contribution to the society.
While we cannot guarantee the absence of social desirability bias in the results, we believe that we were able to reduce it significantly. I would feel comfortable working closely with a 3 female homosexual The generally negative attitudes were reflected in the focus groups which showed strong resentment by males in particular towards relatives who 'come out of the closet'.
The focus groups revealed that even though a variety of responses were given as to what predisposes individuals to homosexuality, one of the main responses centered on the notion that individuals who are homosexuals engage in this practice largely for the financial benefits that can be derived.
Attitude s comp rise what a person thinks, what a person does, and what a person feels. Sexual experiences which involve experimentation with homosexual acts were als o examined The results revealed that people generally disagree d with such actions.
Two homophobia scales indicate that Jamaicans have strong negative views of homosexuality, thereby ranking high on these scales for homophobia. I would feel comfortable knowing that I was 4 attractive to members of my sex. These sentiments were reflected in the focus groups where participants were asked to be as objective as possible and take a futuristic look at the issue at hand, considering also that we currently operate in an era wher e human rights for all are encouraged and discrimination against various groups is discouraged.
She found that in exploring the explanations given for sexuality is a white perversion that has been i came up repeatedly.
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The second primary imperative that homosexuality is simply "unnatural" is also a popular perception in Jamaican society with the foundation that sex is for procreation purposes and thus sexual acts that could not lead to procreation are perverse. What appears to be new we have gone through already at some point in history.
Men who have sex with men and women who have sex w ith women reported being driven from their homes and their towns by neighbours who threatened to kill them if they remained, forcing them to abandon their possessions and leaving many Human Rights Watch, , p. The survey found about half of the adult population believed that homosexuals experience feelings of love like heterosexuals.
A nationally representative sample of adults from communities across Jamaica was interviewed be tween October and November