HomeSMCC Higher Education Research Journalvol. 2 no. 1 (2016)

Men, on Homosexuality: Knowledge, Attitudes and Views

Michael Bracamonte-dizon



As education continues to face the challenge of meeting learners’ needs, there is an increasingly strong argument for bringing sexuality in the modern age group. There are also conflicting views and attitudes towards homosexuality which affect teacher’s performance. This quantitative-qualitative research aimed to find out the knowledge, attitudes and views of male teachers on homosexuality. Complete enumeration of the 381 male teachers of State Universities and Colleges in Iloilo served as the respondents of the study. Data were collected through a sample survey and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and processed using the Social Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Respondents had an average level of knowledge and favorable attitude which vary according to marital status, religion, family environment and peer influence. No significant association was found between knowledge and attitudes towards homosexuality. Marital status, religion, family environment and peer influence are significant predictors of male teachers’ knowledge and attitudes towards homosexuality. The respondents had a better grasp of the concepts of homosexuality which could yield to a better understanding of homosexual behaviors. They are now more accepting, permissive and open minded with the concept of homosexuality and they are more likely to recognize homosexuality as an acceptable behavior in the society.