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Effects of Homophobic versus Nonhomophobic Victimization on School Commitment and the Moderating Effect of Teacher Attitudes in Brazilian Public Schools
Journal of LGBT Youth
  • Mandi M. Alexander, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Jonathan Bruce Santo, University of Nebraska at Omaha
  • Josafá Da Cunha, Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Lidia Weber, Universidade Federal do Parana
  • Stephen T. Russell, University of Arizona
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-11-2011
Abstract
This study investigated homophobic victimization, teacher support, and school commitment in Brazilian schools. Participants were 339 students, ages 11 to 18 years old, in two public schools in Brazil. Data were obtained using the Brazil Preventing School Harassment Survey. Structural equation modeling revealed that both homophobic and nonhomophobic victimization were negatively related to school commitment but that homophobic victimization was a stronger predictor. Results supported the hypothesis that supportive teachers can moderate the relationship between victimization and school commitment. Finally, the moderating effect of teacher support was stronger in instances of frequent homophobic victimization.
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This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Mandi M. Alexander, Jonathan B. Santo, Josafá Da Cunha, Lidia Weber & Stephen T. Russell (2011): Effects of Homophobic versus Nonhomophobic Victimization on School Commitment and the Moderating Effect of Teacher Attitudes in Brazilian Public Schools, Journal of LGBT Youth, 8:4, 289-308. © 2011 Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19361653.2011.607317.

Citation Information
Mandi M. Alexander, Jonathan Bruce Santo, Josafá Da Cunha, Lidia Weber, et al.. "Effects of Homophobic versus Nonhomophobic Victimization on School Commitment and the Moderating Effect of Teacher Attitudes in Brazilian Public Schools" Journal of LGBT Youth Vol. 8 Iss. 4 (2011) p. 289 - 308
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jonathan_santo/22/