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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 (95; TOTGRP).

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 Unpublished Master's thesis.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.


GROUP1 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 strongest support comes from my lesbian or bisexual friends. (GROUP1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2011.0
2) Disagree6133.7
3) Agree6234.3
4) Strongly agree3821.0
TOTAL181100.0

GROUP2 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 live within a predominantly lesbian/bisexual community. (GROUP2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6736.4
2) Disagree7540.8
3) Agree2915.8
4) Strongly agree137.1
TOTAL184100.0

GROUP7 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 actively participate in gay, lesbian and bisexual community activities. (GROUP7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree105.6
2) Disagree3620.1
3) Agree6938.5
4) Strongly agree6435.8
TOTAL179100.0

GROUP3 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 intentionally give my time and money to women-centered organizations. (GROUP3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree52.7
2) Disagree3720.3
3) Agree8848.4
4) Strongly agree5228.6
TOTAL182100.0

GROUP6 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 display a pink triangle or other lesbian/gay insignias to identify myself as a homosexual. (GROUP6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2312.6
2) Disagree6032.8
3) Agree5831.7
4) Strongly agree4223.0
TOTAL183100.0

GROUP4 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. Lesbians need to support each other. (GROUP4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree
2) Disagree
3) Agree5432.0
4) Strongly agree11568.0
TOTAL169100.0

GROUP5 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 spend most of my free time with other lesbians/bisexuals. (GROUP5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree116.6
2) Disagree5734.1
3) Agree6840.7
4) Strongly agree3118.6
TOTAL167100.0



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