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Health and Relationships If you’re gay, lesbian, bisexual or a woman / man who sleeps with other women /men, and are aged 18 or above we would like you to tell us about your relationships. Not a lot is known about the health of LGBT people, even less is know about their relationships. The aim of this survey is to better understand same sex relationships and when things go wrong. The survey is completely anonymous and confidential and will take you no more than 10 minutes to fill out. Some of the questions in the survey are quite personal. We have asked them so that we can fully understand your experiences, so please answer honestly. If you do not feel comfortable answering the questions now you can complete the survey online at: http://tiny.cc/s6mu3 please ask the researcher for a card containing the details.

If you have any question contact:

Project Officer: Jennifer Daffin (jenniferdaffin@gmail.com) Project Supervisors: Bev John (bjohn1@glam.ac.uk) & Gareth Roderique-Davies (gdavie10@glam.ac.uk) All answer are confidential and you will not be able to be identified from the information you provide We are looking for people to take part in a second questionnaire. If you would like to take part and agree for the research to contact you please provide either of the following: Email ________________________ Phone ________________________

Section one: 1.

What is your sex? Female Male 1.1 Is your sex the same as at birth? Yes No 2. How would you describe your gender: (woman, man, trans, neutral etc.)

7. What is your ethnic group? Choose ONE from A to D and then indicate your cultural background.

White

B.

Mixed

C.

Black or Black British

D.

Asian or Asian British

_____________________________________________

3. What is your date of birth? Day

Month

Year

4. How would you describe your sexual identity? Gay Queer

Lesbian Bisexual

Straight Other

British Scottish

A.

the appropriate box to English Welsh

Irish Other

White & Black African White & Black Caribbean

White & Asian Other

Caribbean African Any other Black background Indian Chinese

Pakistani Other Asian

Yes

8. Are you a UK resident?

Bangladeshi

No

Please specify ______________________

5. Do you consider yourself to have a disability? Yes No Please specify ______________________

6. Do you have a religion? Yes

No

Please specify ______________________

9. Which of these qualifications do you have? GCSE First Degree (BSc, BA)

all that apply A-Level NVQ Higher Degree Other (MA, PhD, PGCE)

No qualification Scottish Ed.

(BTEC,OCR)

(SQC, Highers)

10. Are you employed? all that apply In full-time work In part-time work Long-term sick leave / disabled

University Use Only P. no.:

Code no.:

Unemployed Student

Retired


Section five: two:When things go wrong cont. Section 11. Please rate yourself on each scale : 1 (never / almost never true) to 7 (almost always true) 1. Self-reliant

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

31. Compassionate Never 1

2. Yielding

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

32. Sincere

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

4. Cheerful

Never 1 Never 1

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

33.Eager to soothe Never 1 34. Self-sufficient Never 1

5. Defends

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

35. Makes

3. Helpful

Never 1

3

4

5

6

7 Always

decisions easily

own beliefs 2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

36. Conceited

7. Independent

Never 1 Never 1

8. Shy

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

9. Conscientious

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

10.Athletic

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

6. Moody

2

38. Soft-spoken

Never 1 Never 1 Never 1

2 2 2

3 3 3

4 4 4

5 5 5

6 6 6

7 Always 7 Always 7 Always

7 Always

39. Likeable

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

7 Always

40. Masculine

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

37. Dominant

11. Affectionate

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

41. Warm

12. Theatrical

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

42. Solemn

13. Assertive

Never 1 Never 1

Never 1 Never 1

43. Friendly

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

14. Flatterable

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

44. Tender

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

15. Happy

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

45. Willing to

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

Never 1 Never 1

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

take a stand Never 1 Never 1

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

46. Aggressive

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

48. Inefficient

19. Forceful

Never 1 Never 1

49. Childlike

Never 1 Never 1

20. Strong

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

50. Act as

Never 1

16. Feminine 17. Loyal 18. Unpredictable

personality

47. Gullible

a leader

21. Reliable

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

51.Adaptable

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

22. Analytical

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

52.Individualistic

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

23. Sympathetic

Never 1 Never 1

53.Competitive

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

24. Jealous

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

54.Unsystematic

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

25. Leadership

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

55. Does not use

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

harsh language

abilities 26. Understanding

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

56.Loves children

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

27. Truthful

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

57.Tactful

28. Takes risks

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

58.Ambitious

Never 1 Never 1

2 2

3 3

4 4

5 5

6 6

7 Always 7 Always

29. Secretive

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

59.Gentle

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

30.Sensitive to

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

60.Conventional

Never 1

2

3

4

5

6

7 Always

needs of others

Section three: We would like to know how your health has been in general, over the past few weeks. 12. Been able to concentrate Better than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual

14. Lost much sleep to worry Not al all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

13. Able to enjoy day-to-day activities More so than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual

15. Been able to face problems More so than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual


Section three cont.: 16. Felt that you were playing a useful part More so than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual

17. Felt unhappy or depressed Not al all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

18. Felt capable of making decisions

19. Losing confidence Not al all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

More so than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual

20. Felt under constantly strain

21. Been thinking of yourself as a worthless person

Not at all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

Not al all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

22. Felt that you couldn't overcome difficulties

23. Been feeling general happiness, all considered More so than usual Same as usual Less than usual Much less than usual

Not at all No more than usual Rather more than usual Much more than usual

Section four: Please tell us about your alcohol use. 1 drink = 1/2 pint of weak beer or 1 small glass of wine or 1 single spirits 24. How often do you have: Men = EIGHT or more drinks on one occasion? Women = SIX or more drinks on one occasion? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily

26. How often in the last year have you NOT been able to remember what happened the night before because you had been drinking? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily

25. How often during the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected from you because of drinking? Never Less than monthly Monthly Weekly Daily or almost daily

27. Has a relative or friend or doctor or other health worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down? No Yes, but not in the last year Yes, during the last year

Section five: 28. Do you have a partner at the moment? No Yes, one female Yes, one male

all that apply Yes, more than one female partner Yes, more than one male partner

28.1 If yes, is your current relationship your first same sex relationship? Yes No 28.2 If yes, how long have you been together? Several days 6 months + 14-19 years

Several weeks 2—7 Year 20-30 years

Several months 8-13 Years 30+ years

29. Who do you live with? I live by myself Female partner Male partner

House share Family Children

Friends Other

30. Do you parent children? Yes, from this relationship Yes, from a past relationship

Yes, as a single parent No

30.1 If yes, how many _____ 30.2 How old are they ________________________


Section Six: No matter how well a couple gets along, there are times when they disagree, get annoyed with the other person, want different things from each other, or just have spats or fights because they are in a bad mood, are tired, or for some other reason. Couples also have many different ways of trying to settle their differences. Some of these questions contain the things that might happen when you have differences.

31 Has you partner:

categories from A-E that apply

A. Blamed you for things:

D. Insulted you: For example, puts

For example, for their self-harm, substance or alcohol misuse.

you down, says you are not a real gay women/lesbian, uses your age/class/ race/disability/sexuality against you. Never Once Twice 3-5

Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

B. Threatened you: For example, to out you, to hurt you/your children/

6-10

pets/someone close to you, makes malicious or pesky phone calls. Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

C. Controlled you: For example, your spending, who you see or what you do, isolates you, withholds you medication, make you do most of the house duties. Never Once Twice 3-5 6-10 11-20 More than 20

32. Has your partner :

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

more than 20

For example through beating you up, hit you with an object / weapon, punched, burnt, bitten you.

33. Has your partner?

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

B. Made you feel like having sex for the sake of a quiet life? Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

C. Forced you into sexual activity? Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

D. Sexually assaulted / abused you in any way? Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

E. Ignored / refused your request for safer sex ? Never

Once

Twice

34. When these incidences had occurred;

11-20

More than 20

For example through kicking, strangling, punching.

Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

more than 20

E. Prevented you from getting help for any injuries? Yes No

categories from A-H that apply

A. Touched you in a way that caused fear / alarm distress? Never

6-10

(e.g. Bruising, small cuts, superficial bleeding?)

D. Caused you serious harm? Twice

E. Made you fearful: For example, you worry about what you say or do, you fear that they will damage your property, or hurt your children/pets/family etc. Never Once Twice 3-5

C. Caused you moderate physical injury

For example from slapping, shoving, pushing you.

Never

Once

More than 20

categories from A-E that apply

A. Restricted your movement? B. Caused you physical pain/ For example restrained you, locked you in discomfort? the house, held you down, tied you up.

Never

11-20

3-5

6-10

11-20

More than 20

Had you been drinking? Had they been drinking? Had you both been drinking?

Never Never Never

F. Threats to sexually assault / abuse you? Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

more than 20

G. Disrespected / ignored ‘safe’ words / boundaries? Never

Once

Twice

3-5

6-10

11-20

more than 20

H. Raped you? Never

Once

Twice

6-10

11-20

more than 20

Less than often Less than often Less than often

Often Often Often

Thank you for taking part Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan / Prifysgol Morgannwg Pontypridd, CF37 1DL, Tel / Ffon: 01443 654145, www.glam.ac.uk

Always Always Always

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