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Scale of Attitudes towards Homosexuality - Version for higher education students (EAH-EES)

Title of the Portuguese Version

Escala de Atitudes face à Homossexualidade – Versão para estudantes do ensino superior

Portuguese Version

Carvalho, C. P., Pinheiro, M. R., Martins, D., Simões, A. F., & Maceiras, M. (2017)

General Description

This self-report instrument allows the identification of attitudes of higher education students towards homosexuality. The scale is composed of positive and negative items. The items are not inverted in order to facilitate the reading. It is expected that higher punctuations indicate more positive and/or negative attitudes according to the direction of the items.The results of the dimensionality analysis of the scale, based on 24 items, revealed a three-dimensional structure, composed of three factors:

  • F1 – Non-discriminatory attitudes towards homosexuality (items 3, 4, 14, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and 28) (α=.90);
  • F2 – Attitudes of defence of the rights of homosexuals (items 1, 2, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 29) (α=.82);
  • F3 – Attitudes of rejection in the proximity of homosexual people (items 6, 7, 8, 16, 20, 30 and 36) (α=.76).
  • Carvalho, C. P., Pinheiro, M. R., Martins, D., Simões, A. F., & Maceiras, M. (2017). Attitudes towards homosexuality: An evaluation proposal for a socioeducational intervention. Revista Itinerarius Reflectionis, 13, 1-22, doi:10.5216/rir.v13i2.47495 http://hdl.handle.net/10316/47083


Cristiana Pereira de Carvalho – cristianapc@hotmail.com

Maria do Rosário Pinheiro – mrpinheiro@fpce.uc.pt