Perceived Parental Support Scale-LG (PPSS-LG)

Perceived Parental Support Scale-LG (PPSS-LG)
Perceived Parental Support Scale-Lesbian Gay
Clouse‚ 2007
 
Preliminary PPSS-LG
1.    My parents would never encourage me to change my gay/lesbian identity.
2.    My parents rarely give me the emotional support I need. (R)
3.    My parents would defend my gay/lesbian identity to other family members.
4.    I think my parents would be uncomfortable with my gay/lesbian identity. (R)
5.    My parents change the subject when we discuss my gay/lesbian identity. (R)
6.    My parent(s) have rarely talked about my identity. (R)
7.    When I confide in my parents‚ I get the idea that it makes them uncomfortable. (R)
8.    My parents would blame me for being victimized because of my gay/lesbian identity.
9.    I feel comfortable confiding in my parents.
10.My parents would not be supportive of my gay/lesbian identity. (R)
11.I share much of my life with my parents.
12.My parents would never admit to friends or associates my gay/lesbian identity. (R)
13.I rely on my parents for emotional support.
14.My parents would be supportive of my actual romantic relationships.
15.I would not feel comfortable talking about my gay/lesbian identity with my parents. (R)
16.My parent(s) would ask about my partner when I speak to them.
17.My parent(s) would invite my partner to family functions and celebrations.
18.My parent(s) would not accept my partner as part of the family.
19.My partner would always be welcome to family functions and celebrations.
20.It is clear that my partner would be considered a part of my family.
21.My parent(s) would refer to my partner as my “roommate” or “friend” when speaking to others about me.
22.My parent(s) would value my relationship as much as others in my family.
23.When interacting with other family members my parent(s) do not refer to my partner. (R)
24.I believe that my parent(s) would be genuinely concerned about my partner’s well being.
25.I do not feel I would have to hide my identity from my parent(s).
26.My parent(s) would help pay my bills when I cannot.
27.My parent(s) would identify my partner and I as a couple rather than individually.
28.My relationship would be talked about openly with my parent(s).
29.My parent(s) would seek out resources on lesbian and gay concerns to better understand my identity.
30.My parent(s) would talk openly about their struggle with understanding my identity development
31.My parent(s) would talk openly about my experiences related to my identity.
32.My parent(s) rarely ask about my daily activities. (R)
33.My parent(s) would regularly attend a parental support meeting (e.g.‚ Parents‚ Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
34.My parent(s) would be actively involved in a community parental support organization (e.g.‚ PFLAG).
35.I would feel comfortable talking with my parents about my relationships.
36.My parent(s) would ask about my lesbian and gay friends.
Perceived Parental Support Scale-Lesbian/Gay
1. My parents would never encourage me to change my gay/lesbian identity.
2. My parents would defend my gay/lesbian identity to other family members.
3. I think my parents would be uncomfortable with my gay/lesbian identity.
4. My parents change the subject when we discuss my gay/lesbian identity.
5. My parent(s) have rarely talk about my identity
6. My parents would not be supportive of my gay/lesbian identity.
7. My parents would never admit to friends or associates my gay/lesbian identity.
8. My parents would be supportive of my actual romantic relationships.
9. My parent(s) would ask about my partner when I speak to them
10. My parent(s) would invite my partner to family functions and celebrations
11. My parent(s) would not accept my partner as part of the family
12. My parent(s) would refer to my partner as my "roommate" or "friend" when speaking to others about me
13. My parent(s) would value my relationship as much as others in my family
14. When interacting with other family members my parent(s) do not refer to my partner
15. I believe that my parent(s) would be genuinely concerned about my partner's well being.
16. My parent(s) would seek out resources on lesbian and gay concerns to better understand my identity
17. My parent(s) would talk openly about their struggle with understanding my identity development
18. My parent(s) would talk openly about my experiences related to my identity
19. My parent(s) would regularly attended a parental support meeting (e.g.‚ Parents‚ Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
20. My parent(s) would be actively involved in a community parental support organization (e.g.‚ PFLAG)
21. I would feel comfortable talking with my parents about my relationships
22. My parent(s) would ask about my lesbian and gay friends
 
1-Strongly Disagree‚ 2- Somewhat Disagree‚ 3- Neutral‚ 4- Somewhat Agree‚ 5-Strongly Agree
 
 

Clouse‚ Sean Travis. (2007). Development and validation of the Perceived Parental Social Support Scale-Lesbian Gay. University of Missouri-Columbia. Doctoral Dissertation