association and homophobia.
There would be a positive correlation between belief in the “free choice” model of homosexuality and homophobia.
There would be a negative correlation between interpersonal contact with gay men and/or lesbians as friends and/or family members and homophobia.
There would be a negative correlation between support for a nondiscrimination policy protecting gays and lesbians in the workplace and homophobia. A stratified randomized sample of 520 registered nurses
licensed in the State of Florida was compiled using the state Board of Nursing database. Forty were returned as undeliverable, resulting in a sample size of 480. One hundred sixty-five (34%) were returned and included in the analyses.
Religion, religious i attendance, sexual orienta gay man and/or lesbian thr derived from Department of gender, age, ethnicity, an According to the United St Human Services (2000), 85% are male. In 1996, 10% of 30; 27% were between the a ages of 40-49; 18% were be greater than age 60.
deology, frequency of church tion, and interpersonal contact with a ough friend and/or family cannot be
Health and Human Services data; d educational level are accessible. ates (US) Department of Health and
of Florida’s RNs are female while 15% Florida’s RNs were below the age of ges of 30-39; 32% were between the tween the ages of 50-59; and 12% were