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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 3: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality (straight participants).Note. SO = sexual orientation.
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fig4-0146167214539018: Study 3: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality (straight participants).Note. SO = sexual orientation.

Mentions: A regression analysis revealed a marginally significant main effect of the amount of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating on the explicit items, β = .29, t(66) = 1.78, p = .08. As in Studies 1 and 2, greater ambivalence was associated with longer deliberation. Replicating Studies 1 and 2, this main effect was qualified by the significant amount by direction interaction, β = −.62, t(66) = −2.78, p = .01 (see Figure 4). Like Studies 1 and 2, the interaction showed a clear distinction between self-identified straight individuals with low and high amounts of SO ambivalence only when individuals were less straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure. In this directional context, those with greater SO ambivalence spent significantly more time deliberating their SO relative to those with low amounts of SO ambivalence, β = .76, t(66) = 2.91, p = .01. Among individuals who were more straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure, there was no observable difference as a function of the amount of ambivalence, β = −.17, 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 3: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality (straight participants).Note. SO = sexual orientation.
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fig4-0146167214539018: Study 3: The impact of the amount (separate lines) and direction (x axis) of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating explicit questions on one’s sexuality (straight participants).Note. SO = sexual orientation.
Mentions: A regression analysis revealed a marginally significant main effect of the amount of SO ambivalence on time spent deliberating on the explicit items, β = .29, t(66) = 1.78, p = .08. As in Studies 1 and 2, greater ambivalence was associated with longer deliberation. Replicating Studies 1 and 2, this main effect was qualified by the significant amount by direction interaction, β = −.62, t(66) = −2.78, p = .01 (see Figure 4). Like Studies 1 and 2, the interaction showed a clear distinction between self-identified straight individuals with low and high amounts of SO ambivalence only when individuals were less straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure. In this directional context, those with greater SO ambivalence spent significantly more time deliberating their SO relative to those with low amounts of SO ambivalence, β = .76, t(66) = 2.91, p = .01. Among individuals who were more straight on the explicit measure of SO relative to the implicit measure, there was no observable difference as a function of the amount of ambivalence, β = −.17, 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