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This additive scale was created in 1994 as part of a self-administered survey for a Master's thesis. It is based on the work of Erving Goffman.

This scale wasn't a previously established scale, but was created when the survey was created (PI: Kimberly A. Mahaffy, Associate Professor and Director of Latino Studies, Millersville University).

Note: This dataset includes a variable that sums the included items (94; TOTNORM).

Data File: Lesbian Christian Identity

Source: Mahaffy, Kimberly. 1995. Managing a Lesbian Christian Identity. Unpublished Master's thesis. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire.

See also: Goffman, Erving. 1963. Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall.


General Instructions:

Sum all included items.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


NORMAL1 from Lesbian Christian Identity

This section describes different attitudes and behaviors that lesbians and bisexual women have related to their sexuality. Please circle the number that best represents your attitude or behavior. My sexual orientation is not politically relevant. (NORMAL1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree9150.6
2) Disagree5832.2
3) Agree2212.2
4) Strongly agree95.0
TOTAL180100.0

NORMAL2 from Lesbian Christian Identity

This section describes different attitudes and behaviors that lesbians and bisexual women have related to their sexuality. Please circle the number that best represents your attitude or behavior. I do not hide my homosexuality nor do I flaunt it. (NORMAL2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree63.4
2) Disagree2011.2
3) Agree8748.9
4) Strongly agree6536.5
TOTAL178100.0

NORMAL3 from Lesbian Christian Identity

This section describes different attitudes and behaviors that lesbians and bisexual women have related to their sexuality. Please circle the number that best represents your attitude or behavior. My homosexuality is not the main focus of my life. (NORMAL3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21.1
2) Disagree2513.6
3) Agree12366.8
4) Strongly agree3418.5
TOTAL184100.0

NORMAL4 from Lesbian Christian Identity

This section describes different attitudes and behaviors that lesbians and bisexual women have related to their sexuality. Please circle the number that best represents your attitude or behavior. As a lesbian or bisexual, I just want to lead a normal life in society. (NORMAL4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21.1
2) Disagree105.5
3) Agree8546.4
4) Strongly agree8647.0
TOTAL183100.0

NORMAL5 from Lesbian Christian Identity

This section describes different attitudes and behaviors that lesbians and bisexual women have related to their sexuality. Please circle the number that best represents your attitude or behavior. My homosexuality/bisexuality does not make me different from the rest of society. (NORMAL5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3217.4
2) Disagree8244.6
3) Agree4323.4
4) Strongly agree2714.7
TOTAL184100.0



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