Homophobia: Conceptual, definitional, and value issues

  title={Homophobia: Conceptual, definitional, and value issues},
  author={William T. O'donohue and Christine E. Caselles},
  journal={Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment},
The construct of homophobia and the psychometric properties of instruments purporting to measure homophobia are critically evaluated. The history of the term and its various definitions are briefly reviewed. We conclude that existing measures of homophobia have been inadequately psychometrically evaluated and therefore it is not clear whether currently this construct can be accurately measured. It is also concluded that the construct of homophobia, as it is usually used, makes an illegitimately… 

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