Friday
Feb012013

Wanted: Unpublished Data for Meta-Analysis on Homophobia/ Heterosexism and Relationship Functioning

We are conducting a meta-analysis examining the relationship between homophobia/heterosexism (internalized or perceived) and relationship functioning, and we are interested in obtaining unpublished reports (e.g., poster presentations, conference papers, dissertations, file drawer data) or in-press papers linking homophobia to a variety of relationship outcomes including commitment, investment, satisfaction, trust, etc.

If you have unpublished data that may be relevant (all variables of interest could have been assessed with a self-report questionnaire), we would be grateful to have you send us your data for use in our meta-analysis. It would be helpful to have the following information:

Year of the study, participant characteristics (e.g., mean age, mean relationship length, proportion of ethnic groups, gender, region of country, sample size), how relationship functioning was assessed, how homophobia/heterosexism was assessed (and whether it was internalized or perceived) and correlations between the variables (if multiple combinations of these IVs and DVs were assessed each correlation reported separately would be preferred).  Ideally, these effect sizes would also be reported separately for men and women.

Alternatively, if you do not have these statistics at hand or do not wish to compute them, we would also be most appreciative if you could send us the full data set from which we could extract the necessary statistics.

The only constraints are participants must have been currently involved in romantic relationships when reporting on relationship functioning (i.e., these should not be retrospective reports of past relationships or reports of ideal relationship partners).

We are seeking both studies that report statistically significant associations and studies that report statistically non-significant associations.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with this meta-analysis. Feel free to contact us with questions.

David Doyle, M.A.
Tulane University
ddoyle1@tulane.edu

Lisa Molix, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Tulane University
lmolix@tulane.edu

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