Overall, participants stated that they failed to experience their orientation that is sexual as option.

Overall, participants stated that they failed to experience their orientation that is sexual as option.

Identity Commitment and Community Identification

IHP ratings were computed by summing reactions into the products and dividing by 3 (reactions towards the “glad to be L/G/B/Q/H” item were reversed). This action yielded a scale score (О± = 0.82) that may vary from 1 to 5, with greater ratings indicating more negative attitudes toward or greater mental distancing from one’s sexual minority identity (Herek et al. 2009). Footnote 10 As suggested by the reasonably low overall IHP score that is mean dining Table 3), respondents generally speaking expressed good emotions about their intimate orientation identification. Continue reading “Overall, participants stated that they failed to experience their orientation that is sexual as option.”