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Attitudes of Upper-Level Undergraduate Students Concerning Refusal of Care to Sexual Minorities Seeking Psychological Treatment

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dc.contributor.advisor Hamilton, Gloria
dc.contributor.advisor Brinthaupt, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Baker-Mood, Melani Irene
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-13T18:27:16Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-13T18:27:16Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/handle/mtsu/4885
dc.description.abstract Abstract
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this work was to examine religious beliefs that contradict professional ethics involving sexual minorities. A survey was created, including three scenarios where care is denied due to sexual orientation or lack of religion. Respondents evaluated their tolerance of refusal, and reality occurrences. Non-binary responses and demographics, including sexual orientation, were obtained. Three hypotheses were tested: There would be a positive correlation between agreement to refusal in treating LGBT * individuals and Christian ideas; Christian respondents having limited knowledge of sexual minority stress occurrences; and utilization of Christianity as justification for discrimination. Results found some significance of religiosity impacting pre-professionals tolerating discrimination, especially with transgenderism. Also, there was prevalence of ethically constructive abilities to separate religion from profession. The most significant religious implications found involved transgender people, and hopefully a development for future research.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Discrimination
dc.subject Gender Minorities
dc.subject LGBTQ
dc.subject Minority Stress
dc.subject Psychological ethics
dc.subject Religion
dc.title Attitudes of Upper-Level Undergraduate Students Concerning Refusal of Care to Sexual Minorities Seeking Psychological Treatment
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Compton, William
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Experimental psychology
dc.subject.umi LGBTQ studies
dc.subject.umi Behavioral psychology
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.contributor.department Psychology en_US


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