friends and/or family members and homophobia. 5. There will be a negative correlation between support for a nondiscrimination policy protecting gays and lesbians in the workplace and homophobia. In addition to the research hypotheses, additional correlations among variables will be explored and discussed.
Operational Definition of Terms
Although not all are included in the purpose or hypotheses, the author defines the selected terms to help orient the reader to some of the terminology used for the execution of the analysis:
Bisexual: An individual who has a strong physical and psychological attraction to members of the same and opposite sexes.
Closet: A state of non-disclosure of one’s true homosexual orientation.
Educational Level: Preparation and completed formal studies in nursing leading to the Diploma in Nursing, Associate Degree in Nursing, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), or Doctorate Degree.