Attitudes of nursing students towards LGBT individuals and the affecting factors


CAN ÖZDEMİR R., ERENOĞLU R.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.58, no.1, pp.239-247, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12941
  • Journal Name: PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-247
  • Keywords: attitude, LGBT, nursing, student, HEALTH-CARE EXPERIENCES, UNIVERSITY, KNOWLEDGE, LESBIANS, NURSES
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose To determine the attitudes of nursing students towards LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) individuals and the affecting factors. Design and Method The universe of the research consisted of 500 students. The data collection tools used were "Demographic Data Form" and "Attitude towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale (ATLG)." Findings Students' attitudes towards LGBT individuals are at a medium level. Male participants had more negative attitudes towards LGBT individuals. Practical Implications Nurses should provide services within the framework of professional values. In this context, vulnerable groups should be handled carefully. Awareness should be created among nurses.