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Title: Attitudes towards same-sex marriage in Portugal: predictors and scale validation
Authors: Oliveira, J. M.
Lopes, D.
Cameira, M.
Nogueira, C.
Keywords: Same-sex marriage
Scale validation
Attitudes
Predictors
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Abstract: The goal of the present research was to validate a Portuguese version of Pearl and Galupo’s (2007) Attitudes toward Same-Sex Marriage Scale (ATSM). Participants were 1,402 heterosexual men and women that completed an on-line questionnaire. The final 15-item scale formed a single factor showing high internal consistency (α = .95). This one factor structure was backed-up by a confirmatory factorial analysis. In a general way, the results indicate a clearly positive attitude toward same-sex marriage (overall mean was 63.79, SD = 12.66, above the scale mid-point, t(1401) = 55.55, p < .001). Furthermore, analysis of the scale’s predictors demonstrates how a left-wing orientation (β = .22, p < .001) and the level of denial of deservingness for lesbian/gay discrimination (β = .30, p < .001) prove to be the best predictors of attitudes towards same-sex marriage. On the whole, these results indicate that the Portuguese ATSM version is a reliable instrument for carrying out scientific research and measuring and monitoring public opinion on this subject.
Peer reviewed: Sim
URI: https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/17905
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/9549
ISSN: 1138-7416
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2014.96
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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