|標題：Personality Traits and Individual Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: Evidence from Taiwan|
|作品名稱||Personality Traits and Individual Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage: Evidence from Taiwan|
|著者||Ching-Hsing Wang; Tsong-jyi Lin; Dennis Lu-Chung Weng; Yi-Bin Chang|
|著錄名稱、卷期、頁數||Sexuality Research and Social Policy 17, 524-540|
|摘要||While same-sex marriage has been a particularly salient issue in recent years in Taiwan, few scholarly attentions have been paid to examine the determinants of individual attitudes toward same-sex marriage. This study attempts to understand how personality influences individual support for same-sex marriage in Taiwan. Using the original data collected in July 2017 in Taiwan, this
study finds that people with higher levels of agreeableness are more likely to oppose same-sex marriage. Besides, conscientiousness and openness to experience have heterogeneous effects on individual attitudes toward same-sex marriage for people of
different ages. Specifically, a higher level of conscientiousness is positively associated with support for same-sex marriage among younger people but is negatively correlated with support for same-sex marriage among older people. Similarly, a higher level of openness to experience would lead to increased support for same-sex marriage for younger people but would result in decreased support for same-sex marriage for older people. Overall, our findings indicate that personality can provide some explanatory power for individual attitudes toward homosexual rights.
|關鍵字||Personality;Big Five;Same-sex marriage;Homosexual rights;Heterogeneity|