Morrison, M. A., & Morrison, T. G. (2002). Development and validation of a scale measuring modern prejudice toward gay men and lesbian women. J Homosex, 43(2), 15-37.
Primary use / Purpose:
Cases of discrimination, depression, and substance abuse are higher in the gay and lesbian community compared to the general population. Blatant, public displays of homophobia are becoming rarer as people become more informed and educated about homosexuality; however, people’s private attitudes may still show lingering signs of homonegativity due to popular stereotypes and other factors. In order for people’s private attitudes to be measured there must be reliable psychometric tools. This is why Morrison & Morrison developed and validated the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS).
The psychometric properties of the Modern Homonegativity Scale (MHS) are discussed in Morrison & Morrison (2002).