HomeIAMURE International Journal of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgendervol. 1 no. 1 (2014)

Homosexuality among Teachers in Western Visayas, Philippines: Attitudes and Experiences

Michael Bracamonte-dizon | Etchel Ballesteros Palma

Discipline: Social Science



The prevalence of homosexuality seems much the same in almost all cultures. This study determined the attitudes of male teachers towards homosexuality and described the lived experiences of those who engaged in a homosexual relationship in Western Visayas, Philippines. The researchers anchored this quantitative-qualitative research on interpersonal congruency theory which states that stability and change in person’s behavior is a function of stability and change in their relations with others. The study used the researcher-made questionnaire based on the work of Boxill et al. (2012). It employed frequency count, mean, t-test, and Analysis of Variance on Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) software. It conducted a personal interview with the participants in a casual and conversational manner. Results show that the respondents’ attitudes towards homosexuality were “High” for being positive, “Low” for being negative and “Moderate” for being subjective. There was no significant difference noted in their attitudes when grouped according to age, marital status, highest educational attainment, employment status, length of teaching service, type of school, type of dwelling, and religion. Further, the participants’ attitudes and experiences on engagement in a homosexual relationship were for pleasure and self-fulfilment.