The Confluence

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This study was conducted to test the hypothesis that negative attitudes towards bisexual people (bi-negativity) exists within the LGBTQ+ and heterosexual communities and to determine if levels of bi-negativity are higher within the LGBTQ+ group. I administered the Gender-Based Attitudes Towards Bisexuality (GBAB) Scale by Nielsen et al. (2022) to measure bi-negativity using an online survey. The results, obtained from 87 participants who identify as LGBTQ+ and 121 participants who identify as heterosexual between the ages of 18 and 80, support my hypothesis that bi-negativity exists within both groups. However, contrary to my second hypothesis, higher levels of bi-negativity were found in the heterosexual group than in the LGBTQ+ group t(156.574) = -3.846, p < .001. The implications of these findings suggest that while both groups tested showed certain levels of bi-negativity, the heterosexual community hold more negativity towards bisexuality and bisexual individuals.

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September 18, 2023



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