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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2019, 2(2); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.040055.

The study on the phenomenon of homophobia in China


LI Zhuoheng, WANG Yuxuan,  SUN Yixue

Corresponding Author:
LI Zhuoheng

WenZheng College of Soochow University, Suzhou, China


In view of more and more attention is being paid to homosexuality and  homophobia, we use questionnaires, observations, and interviews to explore people's explicit attitudes to homosexuals and homophobic people. Survey shows that people's attitudes are mostly neutral and rarely reject. However, we found that social attitudes to homosexuality and  homophobia are mostly exclusion by using the Implicit Association Test. In fact, people still have a negative attitude to this group.


Homophobia, Psychological phenomenon, Homosexual

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LI Zhuoheng, WANG Yuxuan,  SUN Yixue. The study on the phenomenon of homophobia in China. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2019) Vol. 2, Issue 2: 164-168. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.040055.


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