publication . Conference object . Article . 2017

Ter amigos com amigos gays/lésbicas? O papel do contacto alargado, empatia e ameaça nas intenções comportamentais assertivas dos bystanders

Raquel António;
  • Published: 21 Nov 2017
  • Country: Portugal
Peers are present in more than 80% of bullying episodes and research showed that bystanders have a very important role in stopping bullying episodes. However, little is known about the predictors of assertive interventions by bystanders. The current study explored if extended contact (i.e., having friends who have gay friends), is related to assertive behavioral intentions to help the victims of homophobic bullying, through increased empathy and decreased masculinity/femininity threat. An online survey was completed by 87 heterosexual adolescents (12 to 18 years old). Results revealed that, as expected, extended contact was associated with more assertive interve...
free text keywords: Bullying, Homophobia, Extended contact, Bystanders, :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], Bystander, Homofobia, Contacto alargado, Psychological intervention, Empathy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Femininity, Affective empathy, Developmental psychology, Masculinity, Social psychology, Psychology, Assertiveness
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Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876

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