The Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS)

Author of Tool: 

Mohr, J. J., & Kendra, M. S.

Key references: 

Mohr, J. J., & Kendra, M. S. (2011). Revision and extension of a multidimensional measure of sexual minority identity: The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 234-45.

Primary use / Purpose: 

The Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale (LGBIS) is a 27-item measure designed to assess eight dimensions of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) identity that have been discussed in clinical and theoretical literature.

Background: 

The development of the LGBIS is fully described by Mohr and Kendra (2011). This version of the scale replaces the unpublished version used and described in Balsam and Mohr (2007).

Psychometrics: 

Reliability and validity of the LGBIS has been demonstrated as adequate for research purposes for assessing various dimensions of LGBIS identity.

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