With a higher prop in this study compared that lower ATLG scores
ortion of Caucasian women to African American women among African Americans s 2) found similar homophob sian samples. In this stu y significant higher leve a possible explanation f e despite stark differenc et of Asians in the sampl cantly smaller than the C
participating , it is possible tandout and are ia levels dy, Asians did l of homophobia or the lack of es in ATLG e (16 aucasian subset tistical ence is
in overall culture. Perhaps variation could provide more insight as to why
in cultural differences in
races exist. African American culture might tend to be more supportive of opposite-sex (heterosexual) relationships than same-sex (homosexual) relationships, thus fostering attitudes heterosexism among African Americans.
The final component of hypothesis 1 predicted there would be significant differences between the various educational levels of the nurses and their overall homophobia scores, based on published data which supports a negative correlation between homophobia and education level (Lewis, 2003; Battle & Lemelle, 2002; Herek, 2002a; Hoffmann & Bakken, 2001; Herek 2000b; Berkman & Zinberg, 1997; Herek & Capitanio, 1995). The educational levels of this sample were not statistically