Attitude Function Inventory (AFI)

1.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on whether or not someone I care about is gay.
2.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my personal experiences with specific gay persons.
3.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my own judgment of how likely it is that I will interact with gay people in any significant way.
4.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my personal experiences with people whose family members or friends are gay.
5.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my perceptions of how the people I care about have responded to gay people as a group.
6.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on learning how gay people are viewed by the people whose opinions I most respect.
7.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on the fact that I would rather not think about homosexuality or gay people.
8.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my personal feelings of discomfort or revulsion at homosexuality.
9.    My opinions about gay men and lesbians are based on my concern that we safeguard the civil liberties of all people in our society
10. My opinions about gay men and lesbians mainly are based on my moral beliefs about how things should be.
 
Experiential-schematic (alpha 0.67 to 0.82)‚ b) social-expressive (alpha 0.41 to 0.62)‚ c) defensive (alpha 0.72 to 0.82)‚ and d) value-expressive (alpha 0.53 to 0.61)
 
Very True of Me 1‚ 2‚ 3‚ 4‚ 5‚ 6‚ 7‚ 8‚ 9 Not at all True of Me
 
 

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