The moderator—mediator variable distinction in social psychological research:
This study adds to the literature on attitudes toward lesbians and gays among adolescents by examining the beliefs underpinning such attitudes in two national contexts, the Netherlands and the U. Table 2 U. There were more female participants than male. Attitudes towards same-sex marriage To assess perceptions about same-sex marriage, we used a version of Lannutti and Lachlan's in press five-point Attitude towards Same-Sex Marriage Scale.
Heterosexuals, especially men, are more supportive of affording lesbians civil and adoption rights relative to extending them to gay men Herek,