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On Feeling Torn About One's Sexuality: The Effects of Explicit-Implicit Sexual Orientation Ambivalence.

Windsor-Shellard B, Haddock G - Pers Soc Psychol Bull (2014)

Bottom Line: The results revealed that participants with greater SO ambivalence took longer responding to explicit questions about their sexual preferences, an effect moderated by the direction of ambivalence.Study 2 replicated this effect using a different paradigm.Among straight participants, the response time results replicated the findings of Studies 1 and 2.

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Affiliation: Cardiff University, UK.

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Study 1: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality.Note. SO = sexual orientation.
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fig1-0146167214539018: Study 1: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality.Note. SO = sexual orientation.

Mentions: Interestingly, the main effect was qualified by a significant amount by direction interaction, β = −.58, t(54) = −3.18, p = .002 (see Figure 1). This interaction shows that the distinction between individuals with high and low amounts of ambivalence was present when individuals reported being less straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure.4 Specifically, those with high amounts of SO ambivalence spent significantly more time deliberating their SO relative to those with low amounts of SO ambivalence, β = .79, t(54) = 5.07, p < .0001. However, when considering those individuals who reported being more straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure, there was no difference in deliberation as a function of the amount of SO ambivalence, β = −.06, t < 1.


On Feeling Torn About One's Sexuality: The Effects of Explicit-Implicit Sexual Orientation Ambivalence.

Windsor-Shellard B, Haddock G - Pers Soc Psychol Bull (2014)

Study 1: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality.Note. SO = sexual orientation.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2 - License 3
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fig1-0146167214539018: Study 1: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality.Note. SO = sexual orientation.
Mentions: Interestingly, the main effect was qualified by a significant amount by direction interaction, β = −.58, t(54) = −3.18, p = .002 (see Figure 1). This interaction shows that the distinction between individuals with high and low amounts of ambivalence was present when individuals reported being less straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure.4 Specifically, those with high amounts of SO ambivalence spent significantly more time deliberating their SO relative to those with low amounts of SO ambivalence, β = .79, t(54) = 5.07, p < .0001. However, when considering those individuals who reported being more straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure, there was no difference in deliberation as a function of the amount of SO ambivalence, β = −.06, t < 1.

Bottom Line: The results revealed that participants with greater SO ambivalence took longer responding to explicit questions about their sexual preferences, an effect moderated by the direction of ambivalence.Study 2 replicated this effect using a different paradigm.Among straight participants, the response time results replicated the findings of Studies 1 and 2.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Cardiff University, UK.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus