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dc.contributor.advisorVacha-Haase, Tammi
dc.contributor.authorDonaldson, Weston
dc.contributor.committeememberBanning, James
dc.contributor.committeememberLehmiller, Justin
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T08:03:03Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T08:03:03Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description2012 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractSexual minorities in post-retirement care facilities fear discrimination and suboptimal care due to homophobia and heteronormative policies. This qualitative study explored the attitudes of 13 heterosexual assisted facility residents toward gay and lesbian peers in their facility. Although most participants reported that they were comfortable talking about homosexuality, the feelings, beliefs, and behaviors toward gay and lesbian residents that they described ranged from favorable, to ambivalent, to unfavorable. Results seemed to indicate that heterosexual residents still view sexual minorities as "others" who are unlikely to inhabit the same spaces they do. Recommendations for further research are provided in order to ameliorate the conditions of aged care facilities for all residents, including sexual minorities.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierDonaldson_colostate_0053N_10901.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2012500031PSYC
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/65305
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectgay and lesbian
dc.subjectassisted living
dc.subjectheterosexual
dc.subjectqualitative
dc.subjectresident attitudes
dc.titleAttitudes of heterosexual assisted living residents toward gay and lesbian peers
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thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)


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