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General

 

The following measures have been developed by members of the RISE Lab. You are welcome to use these measures in IRB-approved research studies and do not need to contact the primary author to request permission.  However, we do request that you inform the primary author of your research and report any research findings obtained from its use as soon as the information is available (including data that is not published).

 

Please feel free to contact me at kbalsam@paloaltou.edu with any additional questions or concerns regarding the measures.

 

Sincerely,

Kimberly F. Balsam, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, RISE Lab

 

Daily Heterosexist Experiences Scale

 

Primary Use/ Purpose:

The Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire (DHEQ) is a 50-item self-report measure designed to assess nine dimensions of the unique aspects of minority stress for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Statements regarding the level of distress from a problem within the past 12-months are responded to on a 5-point scale from did not happen/not applicable to me (0) to it happened, and it bothered me extremely (5).

 

Background:

The DHEQ was created out of a need for a measure to assess for the subjective distress associated with stressors in LGBT samples diverse in racial/ethnic, sexual and gender identities. Previous measures only addressed particular aspects of stress associated with being LGBT or addressed multiple areas of stress in a homogenous sample of LGBT adults. The instrument development of the DHEQ is fully described in Balsam, Beadnell, and Molina (2013).

 

Psychometrics:

The reliability and validity of the DHEQ has been demonstrated in Balsam et al. (2013).

Citation: 

Balsam, K. F., Beadnell, B., & Molina, Y. (2013). The Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire: Measuring minority stress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46, 3-25. 

 

Citation: 

Balsam, K. F., Beadnell, B., & Molina, Y. (2013). The Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire: Measuring minority stress among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46, 3-25. 

 

Daily Heterosexist Experiences Questionnaire (DHEQ)

 

 

LGBT POC Microaggressions Scale

 

Primary Use/ Purpose:

The LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale is an 18-item self-report measure designed to assess three dimensions of the unique types of microaggressions experienced by ethnic minority lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adults. Statements regarding the level of distress experienced due to being a LGBT POC within the past 12-months are responded to on a 5-point scale from did not happen/not applicable to me (0) to it happened, and it bothered me extremely (5).

 

Background:

The creation of the The LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale was based out of a need

for a questionnaire to assess for the subjective distress associated with stressors in LGBT samples diverse in racial/ethnic, sexual and gender identities. This measure provides information regarding the unique challenges associated with being a LGBT POC, identifying the effects of both racism and heterosexism on this population, and highlights components of minority stress contributing to health and psychosocial outcomes. The instrument development of the LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale is fully described in Balsam et al. (2011).

 

Psychometrics:

The reliability and validity of the LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale has been demonstrated in Balsam et al. (2011).

 

Citation:

 

Balsam, K. F., Molina, Y., Beadnell, B., Simoni, J. M., & Walters, K. (2011).  Measuring multiple minority stress: The LGBT People of Color Microaggressions Scale. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 163-174.

 

LGBT POC Microagressions Scale

 

 

Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Scale

 

Primary Use/ Purpose:

GMSR includes scales assessing 9 constructs: gender-related discrimination, gender-related rejection, gender-related victimization, non-affirmation of gender identity, internalized transphobia, negative expectations for future events, nondisclosure, community connectedness, and pride

 

Psychometrics:

The reliability and validity of the GMSR has been demonstrated in Tests et al. (2015).

 

Citation:

Testa, R. J., Habarth, J., Peta, J., Balsam, K., & Bockting, W. (2015). Development of the Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2(1) 65-76.

 

Gender Minority Stress and Resilience Measure