The Scale Development of Attitudes Toward Gay People for University Students
The purpose of this study was to develop the Attitudes toward Gay People scale (AGP) for university students and to test the scale reliability and validity. Development of the initial item pool was based on a review of relevant literature and the results from interview with gay university students. A sample of 289 university students was selected for study.The AGP scale consisted of 20 Likert-4-point items. Each subscale consisted of 4 items. All items of this scale was divided into 5 dimensions which are Building friendly campus， Willing to contact and support， Respecting civil rights， Worrying stigma prejudice and Violating social morality. The internal consistency α coefficients were between .70 and .86 for five subscales， and .89 for the total scale. Factor loadings for items designed to measure each factor were consistently large， between .36 and .90. The five factors accounted for 66.32% of the total variance.Female students score significantly higher than males in Building friendly campus， Willing to contact and support and Respecting civil rights. However， female students have higher disagreement scores than do males in Worrying stigma prejudice and Violating social morality.