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dc.contributor.advisorEllard, John Howard
dc.contributor.authorGusarova, Inga
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-19T18:20:11Z
dc.date.available2016-09-19T18:20:11Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.date.submitted2016en
dc.identifier.citationGusarova, I. (2016). The Role of Personality Correlates and Threat Perception in Attitudes Toward Sex Education (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/28342en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/3308
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the role of moral foundations, regulatory focus, and threat perception in attitudes toward sex education using a crowd-sourced sample of 473 participants (48% women, 52% men; ages 18-80, median age 33.5). Two dimensions of attitudes were identified (58.2% of total variance): Pragmatism, reflecting importance of sex education and its focus on tangible outcomes; and Moral Threat, reflecting perceptions that sex education could be threatening to moral values about sexuality or have harmful moral consequences. Regression analysis showed that combining social conservatism, religious attendance, moral foundations, and regulatory focus accounts for 37% of variance explained in Pragmatism and 44% in Moral Threat (p<.001). Mediation analyses indicated that most effects were direct rather than conveyed through threat perception. Findings showed that regulatory fit is unlikely to improve communication effectiveness of sex education materials, yet individualizing moral foundations and promotion focus represent promising targets for future research.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEducational Psychology
dc.subjectEducation--Social Sciences
dc.subjectPsychology--Social
dc.subject.classificationsex educationen_US
dc.subject.classificationattitudesen_US
dc.subject.classificationmoral foundationsen_US
dc.subject.classificationregulatory focusen_US
dc.subject.classificationthreaten_US
dc.subject.classificationinterventionen_US
dc.subject.classificationregressionen_US
dc.subject.classificationmediationen_US
dc.titleThe Role of Personality Correlates and Threat Perception in Attitudes Toward Sex Education
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28342
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid4923
dc.contributor.committeememberAlderson, Kevin George
dc.contributor.committeememberMacInnes, Cara C.
dc.contributor.committeememberEllard, John Howard
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen


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