Homosexism Scale – Short form

(1) Sexual preference should not be a factor in employment opportunity
(2) Homosexuals are just like everyone else‚ they simply chose an alternative lifestyle
(3) Homosexuals should be isolated from heterosexuals
(4) Homosexuals should not be discriminated against because of their sexual preferences
(5) Homosexual acts should be illegal
(6) Homosexuals are a danger to our young people
(7) I would not like to work with a homosexual
(8) Homosexuals should not hold high government offices
(9) Job discrimination against homosexuals is wrong
(10) Homosexuals should not hold leadership positions
(11) Homosexuals do not corrupt the youth of America (changed to UK in the present study)
(12) I would not want a homosexual to live in a house next to mine
(13) If I found out one of my friends was a homosexual‚ our friendship would be severely damaged
(14) I would never have anything to do with a person if I knew he/she was a homosexual
(15) Apartment complexes should not accept homosexuals as renters
Following Hansen (1982)‚ items 1‚ 2‚ 4‚ 9 and 11 were phrased in a nonsexist manner.
 
  • Rape
  • victim
 
This instrument can be found on page 52 of EXPLAINING NEGATIVE RAPE VICTIM PERCEPTION: HOMOPHOBIA AND THE MALE RAPE VICTIM‚ available online at: http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/crisp.10.4.html
 
 
Strongly agree (5) to stronglyto disagree (1)
 

Hansen‚ G. (1982). Measuring prejudice against homosexuality (Homosexism)) among college students: a new scale. The Journal of Social Psychology‚ 117‚ 233-236.