The Internalized Homophobia Scale is an 8-item measure of experiences of internalized homophobia. Internalized homophobia refers to beliefs that oneself deserves or should be stigmatized for being a sexual minority.
High Psychometric Score
We are interested in how you feel about the following statements. Read each statement carefully and indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements
Strongly Disagree - 1
Disagree - 2
Agree - 3
Strongly Agree - 4
A scale score is derived by calculating the mean of the individual items, with higher scores indicating greater internalized homophobia.
Puckett, J. A., Newcomb, M. E., Ryan, D. T., Swann, G., Garofalo, R., & Mustanski, B. (2017). Internalized homophobia and perceived stigma: a validation study of stigma measures in a sample of young men who have sex with men. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 14(1), 1-16.
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