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GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso et al. Values and motivation to respond without prejudice toward homossexuals. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.215-225. ISSN 1413-7372.

This paper aimed to know the value correlates of the internal and external motivations to respond without prejudice against homosexuals. Two studies were performed. In Study 1 participated 234 people from Joao Pessoa, with an average age of 26 years. They answered the Motivations to Respond without Prejudice toward Gays Scale, the Basic Value Survey, and demographic questions. The internal motivation was correlated with suprapersonal (+) and normative (-) subfunctions, meanwhile the external motivation was correlated with existence (+) and normative (+) ones.  The Study 2 involved  202 people from the same population,  with an average age of 25 years. They answered the same instruments, although considering lesbians as target-group. The internal and external motivations were correlated with the subfunction normative (- and +, respectively). In conclusion, the values adequately predicted the motivations to respond without prejudice toward homosexuals, being these findings discussed based on the dual model of values.

Keywords : Values; prejudice; homosexual.

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