The influence of Hollywood fiction on attitudes towards transgender people

Lipińska, Martyna Zuzanna and Stock, Rosemary (2023) The influence of Hollywood fiction on attitudes towards transgender people. New Vistas, 9 (1). ISSN 2056-967X

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Previous research found that viewing positively portrayed transgender characters in Hollywood TV series reduces negative attitudes towards transgender people. This study investigates whether exposure to short clips from Hollywood fiction can also influence participant attitudes. Using a feeling thermometer (FT), a total of 132 participants viewed either a positive, negative or no-portrayal video and indicated their attitudes towards transgender people pre- and post-exposure. A 3x2 mixed-design ANOVA found a significant interaction effect between the type of portrayal and the point in time of measurement. The results highlight the importance of displaying more positive transgender storylines in films and TV series, and the potential of using (short) videos as part of interventions in educational and the therapeutical settings.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.36828/newvistas.226
Keywords: Hollywood fiction, influencing attitudes, priming, transgender people
Subjects: Social sciences
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Depositing User: Rosemary Stock
Date Deposited: 29 May 2023 14:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:15


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