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Do self-presentation concerns moderate the relationship between implicit and explicit homonegativity measures?

Rohner, Jean-Christophe LU and Björklund, Fredrik LU orcid (2006) In Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 47(5). p.379-385
Abstract
This study investigated whether the relation between implicit and explicit homonegativity measures is affected by self-presentation concerns, since previous research in this area has been inconclusive. In Experiment 1, 70 high-school students made evaluative ratings of pictures of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Self-presentation was manipulated by either instructing participants that the study concerned attitudes regarding sexual orientation (socially sensitive) or attitudes regarding age (less sensitive). The age-instruction led to increased homonegativity but not to a stronger correlation with an Implicit Association Test (IAT; Greenwald, McGhee & Schwartz, 1998) with homo/heterosexual couples. Concerns regarding the construct... (More)
This study investigated whether the relation between implicit and explicit homonegativity measures is affected by self-presentation concerns, since previous research in this area has been inconclusive. In Experiment 1, 70 high-school students made evaluative ratings of pictures of homosexual and heterosexual couples. Self-presentation was manipulated by either instructing participants that the study concerned attitudes regarding sexual orientation (socially sensitive) or attitudes regarding age (less sensitive). The age-instruction led to increased homonegativity but not to a stronger correlation with an Implicit Association Test (IAT; Greenwald, McGhee & Schwartz, 1998) with homo/heterosexual couples. Concerns regarding the construct validity of the present implementation of the IAT were alleviated in Experiment 2, where heterosexual (n = 30) but not homosexual (n = 30) participants showed implicit homonegativity. The current findings are problematic for the interpretation of low correspondence between implicit and explicit attitude measures as being primarily an effect of self-presentation concerns. (Less)
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sexual prejudice, IAT, attitudes, implicit
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Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
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47
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379 - 385
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1467-9450
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10.1111/j.1467-9450.2006.00522.x
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  series       = {Scandinavian Journal of Psychology},
  title        = {Do self-presentation concerns moderate the relationship between implicit and explicit homonegativity measures?},
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  doi          = {10.1111/j.1467-9450.2006.00522.x},
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