Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (TABS): validation with a sample of self-identified Christians
Transgender people suffer from a variety of consequences as victims of anti-transgender prejudice. Christians have been frequently identified as holding negative attitudes toward transgender people; however, there is evidence that these attitudes may be changing. Accurate measurement of attitudes is important in understanding currently held beliefs and to assess potential changes over time. This study tested the validity of the Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (TABS) for use with the Christian population with a sample of 207 self-identified Christians in the United States. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) confirmed the factor structure of TABS: χ2 (374, N = 207) = 821.46, p < 0.001 (normed χ2 = 2.20 < 4); RMSEA =.076 (90%CI =.069;.083), CFI =.926, SRMR =.053. Overall, results suggest that TABS is an appropriate instrument to utilise with the Christian population in the United states.
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
Christian, norming, transgender, Transgender attitudes and beliefs scale, validation
Kanamori, Yasuko, Shaun Fossett, Allison Schimmel-Bristow, Madeline R. Stenersen, Morgan B. Bullard, and Jeffrey HD Cornelius-White. "Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (TABS): validation with a sample of self-identified Christians." Mental Health, Religion & Culture (2021): 1-11.
Mental Health, Religion and Culture