HomeAni: Letran Calamba Research Reportvol. 1 no. 1 (2011)

Parents’ Attitude Toward their Homosexual Children in Colegio De San Juan De Letran Calamba

Evalyn G. Delos Santos | Cherish Larraine A. Llarena | Leah Margareth S. Opiz

Discipline: Psychology



This qualitative research study investigated the attitude of parents toward their homosexual children. This study was designed both for parents and their homosexual child. There were only five set of participants who were chosen through purposive convenience sampling. The respondents, both parents and their homosexual child, were interviewed in their own houses. This was done to provide a more convenient and comfortable atmosphere to them. Their answers, then, were transcribed and analyzed. Four themes surfaced from their responses: (1) parents of the homosexual children value individual differences; (2) parents of the homosexual children accept their child’s sexual identity; (3) parents of the homosexual children readily accept their child’s homosexuality; and, (4) parents’ experiences and observations on their growing homosexual child. From these four themes, the study was able to identify the parents’ attitude toward their homosexual children.