Assessing attitudes towards trans and gender diverse people: adapting the ‘Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs’ scale

Jones, B. ORCID: 0000-0001-8872-5847, Cahill, L. ORCID: 0000-0002-7897-0862 and McDermott, D. ORCID: 0000-0001-7005-6446, 2023. Assessing attitudes towards trans and gender diverse people: adapting the ‘Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs’ scale. Journal of Homosexuality. ISSN 0091-8369

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This study aimed to update the gender-based terminology of a measure used to assess attitudes toward trans and gender diverse people (the Transgender Attitudes and Beliefs Scale; TABS) in order to reflect appropriate and inclusive language standards and conventions while maintaining the psychometric integrity of the tool. The updated TABS was administered to 247 heterosexual, cisgender adults in the UK. Participants also completed the original TABS as well as measure of self-esteem and social desirability to test construct validity. We demonstrate that after updating the language of the TABS to reflect best-practice, the psychometric properties of the TABS were unaffected.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Homosexuality
Creators: Jones, B., Cahill, L. and McDermott, D.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 10 August 2023
ISSN: 0091-8369
Rights: © 2023 the author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way. The terms on which this article has been published allow the posting of the Accepted Manuscript in a repository by the author(s) or with their consent.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 14 Aug 2023 12:07
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 16:25

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