A mixed-methods approach to developing a measure of attitudes toward the LGBTQIA+ community

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dc.contributor Crowther, Martha R.
dc.contributor Gable, Philip A.
dc.contributor Gilpin, Ansley T.
dc.contributor McKibben, William B.
dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributor.author Beck, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-26T14:27:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-26T14:27:48Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002507
dc.identifier.other Beck_alatus_0004D_12917
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3139
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The project takes a mixed-methods approach in beginning the development of a measure of attitudes toward LGBTQIA+ individuals. The first step was a quantitative analysis to explore the factor structure of the LGB-KASH. The analyses confirmed the need for an updated measure as the original five-factor model of the LGB-KASH did not hold up in confirmatory or exploratory factor analyses. The second part of the study consisted of focus groups in order to gather information regarding reactions to the LGB-KASH measure as well as generate ideas regarding necessary updates and potential items for a new measure. Finally, retained and newly developed items were administered to participants in order to conduct exploratory factor analysis to aid in the development of a new measure of attitudes toward the LGBTQIA+ community. A nine-factor solution containing 53 items was achieved. Eight of the nine factors displayed significant and meaningful associations with demographic characteristics of the sample. Future studies will include confirmatory factor analyses to validate this measure and its factor structure.
dc.format.extent 106 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other LGBTQ studies
dc.subject.other Clinical psychology
dc.title A mixed-methods approach to developing a measure of attitudes toward the LGBTQIA+ community
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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