Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: a factor-analytic study.

  title={Attitudes toward lesbians and gay men: a factor-analytic study.},
  author={Gregory M. Herek},
  journal={Journal of homosexuality},
  volume={10 1-2},
This paper reports a series of factor analyses of responses to attitude statements about lesbians and gay men. Using a common factor model with oblique rotation, a bipolar "Condemnation-Tolerance" factor was observed repeatedly in four separate samples of undergraduates. The factor accounts for 35-45% of the total common variance in responses, and is similar for male and female respondents and for questionnaires concerning both lesbians and gay men. A "Beliefs" factor accounts for another 5% of… CONTINUE READING
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