Masculinity threat: understanding why Jamaican men report more anti-gay prejudice than Jamaican women

Borras Guevara, Martha Lucia and West, Keon. 2021. Masculinity threat: understanding why Jamaican men report more anti-gay prejudice than Jamaican women. Journal of Gender Studies, 30(3), pp. 292-305. ISSN 0958-9236 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

Jamaica is a developing country known for its high levels of sexual prejudice. Additionally, prior research has shown that Jamaican men reliably report more anti-gay prejudice than Jamaican women do. This study investigated potential explanations for these gender differences. Using a large, diverse data set (N = 659), we found that Jamaican men reported more anti-gay behaviour than women did, but this difference was largest under conditions of lower income, less education and younger age. Also, in line with our hypotheses, religiosity and preferences for dancehall music did not moderate the effects of gender on anti-gay behaviour. These findings suggest that Jamaican men’s anti-gay prejudice may be driven, at least in part, by motivations to bolster their masculinity in the face of underlying contemporary threats. Implications for anti-gay prejudice and prejudice-reducing interventions are discussed.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2020.1842178

Keywords:

Gender differences; sexual prejudice; prejudice against gay people; masculinity

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
21 October 2020Accepted
19 November 2020Published Online
2021Published

Item ID:

29588

Date Deposited:

23 Dec 2020 10:39

Last Modified:

14 Jun 2021 12:35

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/29588

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