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Universitas Psychologica

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BARRIENTOS DELGADO, Jaime Eduardo  and  CARDENAS CASTRO, Manuel. A confirmatory factor analysis of the Spanish language version of the Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale (ATLG). Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.2, pp.579-586. ISSN 1657-9267.

This paper intends to validate the Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay Men Scale (Herek, 1988). The starting point is the five dimensions reported in previous studies (Cárdenas & Barrientos, 2008). No research has confirmed the hypothesized ATLG factor structure with a Spanish-language sample. This study tested three factor structures, results indicating that the two-factor second-order model provides the best description of ATLG items. Additionally, psychometric properties were examined using a sample of 518 college students. ATLG proved reliable (a = 0.93) and valid for Chilean population.

Keywords : Confirmatory factor analysis; sexual prejudice; Attitudes toward Lesbians and Gay men scale (ATLG); Psychological tests; psychometry; quantitative research; validation.

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