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Table 3 Factor loadings for the Neilands sexual stigma scale, n = 435

From: Validity and reliability of the Neilands sexual stigma scale among Kenyan gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men

Item Factor Loading
Perceived Stigma Enacted Stigma
1.How often have you heard that homosexuals are not normal? 0.64 0.17
2.How often have you felt that you hurt and embarrassed your family because you have sex with men? 0.67 0.38
3.How often have you been made fun of or called names because you have sex with men? 0.48 0.71
4.How often have you been hit or beaten up because you have sex with men? 0.21 0.80
5.How often have you had to pretend that you are not homosexual in order to be accepted? 0.63 0.06
6.How often has your family not accepted you because you have sex with men? 0.50 0.70
7.How often have you lost your friends because you have sex with men? 0.50 0.71
8.How often have you been kicked out of school for being homosexual? 0.07 0.84
9.How often have you lost a place to live because you have sex with men? 0.22 0.84
10.How often have you lost a job or career opportunity because you have sex with men? 0.19 0.84
11.How often have you experienced police harassment because you have sex with men? 0.25 0.76