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ons from disclosing a homosexual orientation ) might have resulted in some homosexual or lecting heterosexual as their orientation on rvey instrument. Finally, the overall size of 5) is small. The smaller sample size threatens f the study and also poses a threat to the tructural equation model. With an increased onstruct validity could be strengthened by l sample into two groups and performing lysis with equality constraints of the
Implications for Future Research
This critical inquiry could possibly serve as a basic infrastructure for future research related to registered nurses attitudes towards homosexuals in the workplace. During the course of this study, no specific studies which explored the attitudinal differences among registered nurses towards workplace discrimination of gay men and lesbians were found. In addition, a research method of reverse correlating support of a nondiscrimination policy in the workplace protective of gay men and lesbians with higher levels of homophobia and positively correlating support of such a policy with decreased levels of homophobia in a sample of registered nurses has never been completed before.
A more national (and even possibly global) study could explore the overall homophobia and attitudes of nurses towards a