Psychometric properties of Attitudes Towards Lesbians and Gay Men Scale with Chinese university students

Psychol Rep. 2012 Apr;110(2):521-6. doi: 10.2466/03.07.PR0.110.2.521-526.


The 10-item Attitudes Towards Lesbian and Gay Men Scale was translated into traditional Chinese, with slight modification in item wordings (by replacing the words such as "lesbians" with "female homosexuals" and "gay men" with "male homosexuals"). Data were collected with a convenient sample of 462 Chinese undergraduate students in social work training programmes from three Hong Kong universities. Analysis of the data showed responses to the scale and its two subscales were internally consistent and a one-factor structure was found on the total scale and separately on each of its two subscales. Differences by religious belief and sex were observed using the total scale scores, as in previous studies using this scale. Researchers could consider using this scale with Hong Kong Chinese and in subsequent cross-cultural studies involving a wider range of Chinese respondents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Asian People / psychology*
  • Attitude*
  • Female
  • Homosexuality, Female / psychology*
  • Homosexuality, Male / psychology*
  • Hong Kong
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Psychometrics / statistics & numerical data
  • Religion and Psychology
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Social Values
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Surveys and Questionnaires*
  • Young Adult