Presentation Title

Men's Violence in Relation to Homophobia in the School

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1014

Start Date

24-3-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 1:50 PM

Abstract

This study looks at the relationship between young men's violence and homophobia in the high-school setting. Male participants were recruited from various first year classes from Arts, Science, and Business programs at Thompson Rivers University. LGBTQ participants were recruited from the LGBTQ club at Thompson Rivers University. All participants underwent a semi-structured interview to find out about their experiences with homophobic bullying while they were in high school. It was found that most participants reported young men being the perpetrators of homophobic bullying, and that because these men received no punishment, they continued their abusive behaviour. It was concluded that if abusive behavior receives punishment and better anti-bullying education was introduced, then the source of the bullying would be stopped, or at the very least reduced, and the mental health of LGBTQ youths in high schools would improve as a result.

Department

Sociology and Anthropology

Faculty Advisor

Dawn Farough

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Men's Violence in Relation to Homophobia in the School

IB 1014

This study looks at the relationship between young men's violence and homophobia in the high-school setting. Male participants were recruited from various first year classes from Arts, Science, and Business programs at Thompson Rivers University. LGBTQ participants were recruited from the LGBTQ club at Thompson Rivers University. All participants underwent a semi-structured interview to find out about their experiences with homophobic bullying while they were in high school. It was found that most participants reported young men being the perpetrators of homophobic bullying, and that because these men received no punishment, they continued their abusive behaviour. It was concluded that if abusive behavior receives punishment and better anti-bullying education was introduced, then the source of the bullying would be stopped, or at the very least reduced, and the mental health of LGBTQ youths in high schools would improve as a result.