Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Download full text. Purpose The purpose of the study was to assess changes in college students' attitudes towards lesbians and gay men over a five-year span. A secondary purpose of the study was to build a foundation for assessing the relationship between spirituality and observed attitudes. Previous studies have only used religiosity, which is one of the most significant predictors of negative attitudes toward lesbians and gay men.
Assessing Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men: The Modern Homophobia Scale
Attitude toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale
December 26, Gay men and lesbian women have often been the targets of prejudice and even violence in society. To better understand what shapes these attitudes and prejudices, Maria Laura Bettinsoli, Alexandra Suppes, and Jamie Napier all New York University—Abu Dhabi tested how beliefs about gender norms expectations of society for how men and women act and look and people's attitudes towards gay men and women relate across the globe. They found that globally, gay men are disliked more than lesbian women across 23 countries. Their results also suggest negative attitudes are guided by the perception that gays and lesbians violate traditional gender norms. But in three countries, China, India, and South Korea, the correlation between beliefs in gender norms and attitudes towards gays and lesbians was absent or even reversed. The team assessed attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women separately, noting that most research focuses on homosexuality as a broad category and doesn't separate attitudes by gender.
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As bisexual individuals in the United States U. Previous studies of individual and social attitudes toward bisexual men and women have been conducted almost exclusively with convenience samples, with limited generalizability to the broader U. Our study provides an assessment of attitudes toward bisexual men and women among a nationally representative probability sample of heterosexual, gay, lesbian, and other-identified adults in the U. We included two modified 5-item versions of the Bisexualities : Indiana Attitudes Scale BIAS , validated sub-scales that were developed to measure attitudes toward bisexual men and women. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, gamma regression, and paired t-tests.
The original scale consisted of 20 different statements, 10 about gay men ATG subscale and 10 about lesbians ATL subscale , to which respondents indicated their level of agreement or disagreement. Shorter versions have subsequently been developed, consisting of ATG and ATL subscales with parallel versions of 3, 4, or 5 items. These shorter versions have been found to be highly correlated with the original, longer subscales e. The ATLG can be self-administered presented on paper or on a computer or administered orally as in a telephone survey.