Using chi-squared automatic interaction detection modelling to identify student opinion profiles regarding same-sex couples as a family structure
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AuthorRodríguez Sabiote, Clemente; Álvarez Rodríguez, José; Álvarez Ferrandiz, Daniel; Zurita Ortega, Félix
FamilySame-sexSocial sciencesProfilesUniversity students
Clemente Rodríguez-Sabiote, José Álvarez-Rodríguez, Daniel Álvarez-Ferrandiz, Félix Zurita-Ortega, Using chi-squared automatic interaction detection modelling to identify student opinion profiles regarding same-sex couples as a family structure, Heliyon, Volume 7, Issue 3, 2021, e06469, ISSN 2405-8440, [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2021.e06469]
The aim was to determine the opinions held by a sample of students in relation to homoparenting as a family modality. A cross-sectional study was conducted on a sample of university students specialization: social sciences using the AHFH. It is patent that opinions of students about the three factors (support, rejection and acceptance) that compose the construct of attitudes towards same-sex couples as a family structure, differ greatly depending on the positive or negative nature of these components. In conclusion, in relation to the dimension pertaining to rejection of same-sex couples as a family entity, we derived a configuration determined by 1 of the 4 predictor variables. In this case, gender was the only one of the 4 variables considered to support formation of a profile. This profile was constituted by male students who, independent of their birthplace setting, qualification and whether they personally know any same-sex couples, showed stronger agreement with the dimension describing rejection of same-sex couples as a family structure.