Homophobic Content Agent Target Scale

Agent Scale
Some kids call each other names such as gay‚ lesbo‚ fag‚ etc. How many times during the last week did you say these things to:
1. A friend
2. Someone I did not know
3. Someone I did not like
4. Someone I thought was gay
5. Someone I did not think was gay
Target Scale
Some kids call each other names such as gay‚ lesbo‚ fag‚ etc. How many times in the last week did the following people call you these things:
1. A friend
2. Someone I did not know
3. Someone who did not like
4. Someone I thought was gay
5. Someone I did not think was gay
Copyright © 2005 by the Springer Publishing Company LLC. Reproduced with the permission of Springer Publishing Company‚ LLC‚ New York‚ NY 10036. The official citation that should be used in referencing this material is Poteat‚ V. P. & Espelage‚ D.L. (2005). Exploring the relation between bullying and homophobic verbal content: The Homophobic Content Agent Target (HCAT) Scale. Violence and Victims‚ 20‚ 513–528.
 
Agent subscale = 0.77–0.85
Target subscale = 0.81–0.85
 
 
 
  • Violence
  • homosexual
 
This instrument can be found on page 48 of Measuring Bullying Victimization‚ Perpetration‚ and Bystander Experiences:A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at: http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/bullycompendiumbk-a.pdf
 
 
Point values are assigned as follows:
Never = 1
1 or 2 Times= 2
3 or 4 Times= 3
5 or 6 Times= 4
7 or more Times= 5
 

Poteat‚ V. P.‚ & Espelage‚ D. L. (2005). Exploring the relation between bullying and homophobic verbal content: The Homophobic Content Agent Target (HCAT) Scale. Violence and Victims‚ 20‚ 513–528.

Developer’s Contact Information
Paul Poteat‚ PhD
Boston College
Dept. of Counseling‚ Developmental‚ & Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education‚ Campion Hall 307
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill‚ MA 02467
Tel: 617-552-4234