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Published online Aug 8, 2012. doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-12-71
Table 2
Description of attitudes
Homosexual behavior α = 0.86 (.78-.99)n% Agree/Strongly agree (6/7)% Neutral (5)Mean (Standard deviation)Minimum ObservedMaximum observed
Homosexual behavior between men is morally wrong.
238
5.9
2.0
1.7 (1.5)
1.0
7.0
Male homosexuality is a perversion.
238
4.2
1.0
1.5 (1.3)
1.0
7.0
If a man has homosexual feelings he should overcome them.
238
2.9
0.4
1.4 (1.1)
1.0
7.0
If I saw two men holding hands I would be more disgusted than if I saw a man and a woman holding hands.
238
4.2
6.0
1.8 (1.5)
1.0
7.0
The thought of two men having sex is more disgusting than the thought of a man and woman having sex.
238
16.4
12.0
3.0 (2.1)
1.0
7.0
Male homosexuality is as natural a sexual expression in men as heterosexuality.*
238
82.3
6.4
2.8 (2.1)
1.0
7.0
Homosexual persons α = 0.57 (.29-.84)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gay men are disgusting.
238
.42
0.4
1.3 (0.8)
1.0
7.0
I won’t associate with gay men if I can help it.
238
0.4
0.0
1.1 (0.6)
1.0
7.0
Gay men are a threat to the safety of children.
238
0.0
0.4
1.1 (0.4)
1.0
5.0
I would not mind having male friends who are gay.
238
97.9
0.4
1.3 (1.0)
1.0
7.0
Civil rights α = 0.59 (.41-.77)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sexual behavior between men should be illegal.
238
0.0
0.0
1.1 (0.4)
1.0
4.0
Gay men should have the same civil rights as anyone else.*
238
98.7
0.4
1.2 (0.8)
1.0
7.0
I am happy when I hear about gay men fighting for rights in society.*
238
92.0
1.7
1.8 (1.4)
1.0
7.0
Male toughness α = 0.82 (.61-1.0)
 
 
 
 
 
 
When a man is feeling a little pain he should try not to show it.
238
8.0
10.0
2.6 (1.7)
1.0
7.0
Nobody respects a man who frequently talks about his worries, fears, and problems.
238
5.5
12.0
2.6 (1.6)
1.0
7.0
A good motto for a man would be “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.”
238
16.0
10.0
3.6 (1.7)
1.0
7.0
A young man should become physically tough even if he isn’t big.
238
6.3
11.3
3.0 (1.6)
1.0
7.0
Fists are sometimes the only way out of a bad situation.
238
4.2
9.5
2.3 (1.6)
1.0
7.0
A real man enjoys a bit of danger now and then.
238
4.6
10.0
2.6 (1.6)
1.0
7.0
In some situations a man should use his fists even if his wife or girlfriend would object.2381.75.72.0 (1.3)1.07.0
*Reverse scored for scale calculation (values of 1, 2, or 3 corresponded to 7, 6, or 5 respectively).
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