Two separately gendered scales were developed, administered, and refined: Scores were highly correlated. Our results suggest that biphobia is a phenomenon distinct from homophobia, and appears to be slightly amplified when directed to bisexual men relative to women, confirming previous theory. The vast majority identified as white For each of the three scales, we conducted pairwise contrasts by sexual identity to compare the effect of heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual identity on scale scores. The study team would like to express their appreciation to the members of the BIAS expert review panel, whose insight guided the researchers throughout the study process.
Results from a national probability sample in the United States.
Attitudes toward lesbians, gay men, bisexual women, and bisexual men in Germany.
Promoting health and wellbeing through inclusive policy development. These items were excluded from the dataset. Across scales, sexual identity significantly predicted response variance. Further, examining the utility of a reworded BIAS scale to predict variance in internalized biphobia would help evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions on the self-acceptance among bisexual men and women themselves. National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Two separately gendered scales were developed, administered, and refined: