Teachers’ and pupils’ perspectives on homosexuality: A comparative analysis across European countries

K. De Witte, K. Iterbeke*, O. Holz

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Abstract

This article offers the first large-scale comparative analysis of pupils' and teachers' perspectives on homosexuality using two waves (2013 and 2017) of self-collected data through questionnaires issued in eight European countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the UK, Spain, Poland, Hungary and Turkey. Using these unique data, the authors examine to what extent differences prevail across countries, what mechanisms explain the differences, and how the differences change over time. The results indicate significant differences across countries. Moreover, although a positive trend can be observed between the two waves of the survey, in some countries the general climate towards homosexuality is reversing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)471-519
Number of pages49
JournalInternational Sociology
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019

JEL classifications

  • i24 - Education and Inequality

Keywords

  • Comparative study
  • homosexuality
  • pupil level
  • secondary education
  • teacher level
  • HETEROSEXUALS ATTITUDES
  • HOMOPHOBIA
  • DETERMINANTS
  • RELIGIOSITY
  • LESBIANS
  • TRENDS
  • GAY MEN
  • HOMONEGATIVITY
  • MASCULINITY
  • GENDER

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