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Openness, Anti-Gay Attitudes, And Intervention: Predicting The Time To Stop Anti-Gay Aggression, Chantrea Kreus, Amber Turner, Bradley Goodnight, Carolyn Brennan, Kevin Swartout Feb 2016

Openness, Anti-Gay Attitudes, And Intervention: Predicting The Time To Stop Anti-Gay Aggression, Chantrea Kreus, Amber Turner, Bradley Goodnight, Carolyn Brennan, Kevin Swartout

DISCOVERY: Georgia State Honors College Undergraduate Research Journal

Previous research using self-report measures found that the Big-Five personality trait openness to experience was the strongest predictor of attitudes toward gay men and lesbians. A secondary data analysis was conducted to evaluate the mediation between openness levels and the time to intervene as a bystander to an anti-gay aggressive scenario. Participants (n = 65) were self-identified heterosexual male undergraduate students who witnessed a staged scene of anti-gay aggression. During the experiment, one confederate was verbally aggressive toward another, ostensibly gay, confederate; participants chose whether and when to intervene. Participants then completed a battery of measures, including the Big Five Personality ...