Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Homosexuality > Identity Formation

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. It attempts to measure the extent to which the respondent belives homosexuality to be superior to heterosexuality.

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: The dataset also includes a variable that is the summation of the included variables (96; TOTSUP)

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 Unpublished Master's thesis.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 variables.

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


SUPER1 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 am a better person because I am a lesbian or bisexual. (SUPER1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1911.0
2) Disagree5431.2
3) Agree4827.7
4) Strongly agree5230.1
TOTAL173100.0

SUPER2 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. Homosexuality/bisexuality is a special blessing. (SUPER2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree84.7
2) Disagree6135.9
3) Agree5331.2
4) Strongly agree4828.2
TOTAL170100.0

SUPER3 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. By being a lesbian or bisexual, I am better able to empathize with other oppressed groups. (SUPER3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree10.5
2) Disagree73.8
3) Agree8144.0
4) Strongly agree9551.6
TOTAL184100.0

SUPER4 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. Lesbianism is superior to heterosexuality. (SUPER4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6538.0
2) Disagree6940.4
3) Agree2112.3
4) Strongly agree169.4
TOTAL171100.0

SUPER5 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 homo/bisexuality is a special gift. (SUPER5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree116.9
2) Disagree5936.9
3) Agree4830.0
4) Strongly agree4226.3
TOTAL160100.0



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