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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 (93; TOTMINST).

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 Unpublished Master's thesis.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.


MINST1 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 heterosexuals make negative remarks about homosexuals, I always challenge them. (MINST1)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree95.0
2) Disagree7642.0
3) Agree6234.3
4) Strongly agree3418.8
TOTAL181100.0

MINST2 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 spokeswoman on lesbian/bisexual issues. (MINST2)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3318.3
2) Disagree6335.0
3) Agree5430.0
4) Strongly agree3016.7
TOTAL180100.0

MINST4 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 dress in a manner that identifies me as a lesbian. (MINST4)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3218.1
2) Disagree11162.7
3) Agree2916.4
4) Strongly agree52.8
TOTAL177100.0

MINST5 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 speak out frequently on gay, lesbian and bisexual issues. (MINST5)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree105.5
2) Disagree5329.1
3) Agree6937.9
4) Strongly agree5027.5
TOTAL182100.0

MINST6 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 consider myself to be butch. (MINST6)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree5329.8
2) Disagree9050.6
3) Agree2715.2
4) Strongly agree84.5
TOTAL178100.0



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