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NCBI ROFL: Are male interior designers perceived as homosexual?

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflJul 19, 2011 11:00 PM

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College students' perceptions of sexual orientation and gender given job descriptions and titles for interior decoration, interior design, and architecture. "To examine perceptions of design professionals, this study was designed to examine possible gender-bias based on job title and description and whether there is a relationship between the two perceptions. A respondent's sex was significantly related to perceptions of a design professional's sex. Both respondents' sex and the perceived sex of the design professional had significant effects on the perceived sexual orientation of the design professionals. Furthermore, the results also indicated that if the design professional was perceived to be male, there was a higher tendency that he would be perceived as homosexual, especially by a male respondent."

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