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A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Spanish Language Version of the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men (ATLG) Measure

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Author(s): Jaime Eduardo Barrientos Delgado | Manuel Cárdenas

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 579;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Confirmatory factor analysis | sexual prejudice | Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay men scale (ATLG).

ABSTRACT
This paper intends to validate the Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale (Herek, 1988). The starting point is the five dimensions reported in previous studies (Cárdenas & Barrientos, 2008). No research has confirmed the hypothesized ATLG factor structure with a Spanish-language sample. This study tested three factor structures, results indicating that the two- factor second-order model provides the best description of ATLG items. Additionally, psychometric properties were examined using a sample of 518 college students. ATLG proved reliable (α = 0.93) and valid for Chilean population.
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