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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 (90; TOTPASS).

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 Unpublished Master's thesis.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 relevant items.

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


PASS1 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 maintain only superficial relations with heterosexuals. (PASS1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10356.3
2) Disagree5932.2
3) Agree1910.4
4) Strongly agree21.1
TOTAL183100.0

PASS2 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 would rather lie than tell my immediate family that I am a lesbian or bisexual. (PASS2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12668.9
2) Disagree3820.8
3) Agree94.9
4) Strongly agree105.5
TOTAL183100.0

PASS3 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 circle of close friends includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight people. (PASS3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11260.9
2) Disagree5529.9
3) Agree137.1
4) Strongly agree42.2
TOTAL184100.0

PASS4 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 selectively disclose my sexuality to heterosexuals. (PASS4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree105.4
2) Disagree168.7
3) Agree10154.9
4) Strongly agree5731.0
TOTAL184100.0

PASS5 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 have made up stories about a boyfriend in order to hide the fact that Im a lesbian. (PASS5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree12567.9
2) Disagree2915.8
3) Agree2413.0
4) Strongly agree63.3
TOTAL184100.0

PASS6 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. When my partner and I are with heterosexuals, I over-emphasize that we are just friends. (PASS6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11063.6
2) Disagree5632.4
3) Agree52.9
4) Strongly agree21.2
TOTAL173100.0

PASS7 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 pay careful attention to my mannerisms, speech and dress so that my homosexuality is not obvious. (PASS7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree9250.3
2) Disagree7440.4
3) Agree147.7
4) Strongly agree31.6
TOTAL183100.0



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