The Resource Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG), by Sean Travis Clouse, (electronic resource)

Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG), by Sean Travis Clouse, (electronic resource)

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Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG)
Title
Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG)
Statement of responsibility
by Sean Travis Clouse
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The purpose of this study was to create a scale to measure parental social support from the perspective of lesbians and gay men. Previous research that has assessed the affects of parental social support for lesbians and gay men have used or adapted general assessments of social support rather than employing scales that take in to consideration the unique aspects of the lesbian and gay experience. Thus, it was suggested that a social support scale inclusive of specific LG experiences would be a better assessment for use in research investigating the effects of social support for LG individuals. Items were generated based on typologies of general social support as well as incorporating behaviors that were thought to display support and acceptance to lesbian and gay children. Following item generation a total of 221 respondents were used to investigate the factor structure through an Exploratory Factor Analysis. After careful evaluation of the factor loadings, communalities and correlations among potential factors it was decided that a one-factor solution was the most parsimonious. Convergent and discriminant validity suggests that the scale accounts for similar variance as other social support scales previously adapted for use with lesbian and gay samples. Additionally, some evidence suggests that the PPSS-LG accounts for variance that other social support scales did not. Suggestions are made for further development and validation of the PPSS-LG including examining the stability of the scale over time. Other implications for future research and scale development as well as the continued validation of the present scale are discussed
Cataloging source
MUU
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Clouse, Sean Travis
Dissertation year
2007.
Granting institution
Thesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Worthington, Roger
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gay men
  • Lesbians
  • Parents of gays
  • Parent and child
Target audience
specialized
Label
Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG), by Sean Travis Clouse, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 20, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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black and white
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173176921
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173176921
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Development and validation of the perceived parental social support scale-lesbian gay (PPSS-LG), by Sean Travis Clouse, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on September 20, 2007)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
173176921
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)173176921
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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