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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 (97; TOTAMBIV).

Data File: Lesbian Christian Identity

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 Unpublished Master's thesis.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

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.


AMBI1 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 not want to be seen in public with dykey looking women. (AMBI1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree11260.9
2) Disagree5529.9
3) Agree147.6
4) Strongly agree31.6
TOTAL184100.0

AMBI2 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. Radical lesbians make me feel uneasy. (AMBI2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3620.2
2) Disagree6335.4
3) Agree6436.0
4) Strongly agree158.4
TOTAL178100.0

AMBI3 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 dislike it when other homosexuals flaunt their sexuality. (AMBI3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4223.3
2) Disagree8245.6
3) Agree4424.4
4) Strongly agree126.7
TOTAL180100.0

AMBI4 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. If I were with heterosexual friends and saw a butch friend, I would not acknowledge her. (AMBI4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree13975.1
2) Disagree4122.2
3) Agree31.6
4) Strongly agree21.1
TOTAL185100.0

AMBI5 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. Vocal homosexuals draw too much attention to us. (AMBI5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree6639.3
2) Disagree8852.4
3) Agree137.7
4) Strongly agree10.6
TOTAL168100.0



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