Parents’ Attitudes Matters: A Research on Parents’ Attitudes Towards Homosexuality in China

Saturday, 21 July 2018
Distributed Paper
Jian FU, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
LGBTQ rights fighting has experienced hardship with no public support, and this is what China LGBTQ groups are encountering. Gaining parents’ acceptance usually taken as the first and most important cornerstone for pushing LBGTQ rights forward. So, in this research, we aim to explore the parents’ attitudes towards homosexuality in China: what features parents’ attitudes and what changes parents’ attitudes to homosexuality in the past decades? Based on three theories of attitudes change ----Learning theories, Social judgment theories, Functional theories, this article explores how patents’ attitudes towards homosexuality are formed and changed. We use longitudinal regression analysis on samples from CGSS (Chinese General Social Survey) from 2003 to 2015 to explore the multilevel factors’ effects on the parents’ attitudes.