Event Title

Developing a Measure of Internalized Homophobia/Biphobia: First Steps

Student Presenter Information

Jessica Burgess, Old Dominion University

Presentation Type

Event

Description/Abstract

Internalized homophobia/biphobia is defined by private feelings of segregation and self hatred in relation to sexual orientation. How internalized homophobia/biphobia manifests in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities is pertinent due to its social consequences. However, existing scales are not inclusive of all sexual minorities and in some cases use heterosexuals. This study has two purposes: establish what thought processes define internalized homophobia/biphobia and create a scale based off this definition. To achieve this goal, focus groups from various sexual minorities will be used to provide information as to what constitutes internalized homophobia/biphobia. The focus group information will then be used to write preliminary items for pilot testing.

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Faculty Mentor: Miguel Padilla

Psychology

Location

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Start Date

13-2-2016 8:00 AM

End Date

13-2-2016 12:30 PM

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Developing a Measure of Internalized Homophobia/Biphobia: First Steps

Learning Commons @ Perry Library, Northwest Atrium

Internalized homophobia/biphobia is defined by private feelings of segregation and self hatred in relation to sexual orientation. How internalized homophobia/biphobia manifests in the lesbian, gay, and bisexual communities is pertinent due to its social consequences. However, existing scales are not inclusive of all sexual minorities and in some cases use heterosexuals. This study has two purposes: establish what thought processes define internalized homophobia/biphobia and create a scale based off this definition. To achieve this goal, focus groups from various sexual minorities will be used to provide information as to what constitutes internalized homophobia/biphobia. The focus group information will then be used to write preliminary items for pilot testing.