Factor Structure and Validation of an Adolescent Version of the Condom Attitude Scale: An Instrument for Measuring Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Condoms.Psychological Assessment
AbstractThe Condom Attitude Scale (W. P. Sacco, B. Levine, D. L. Reed, & K. Thompson, 1991) was modified for use with adolescents. In Study 1, a modified 35-item version, pilot tested with 195 African American adolescents, achieved a Cronbach's alpha of .88. In Study 2, convergent validity was assessed with a sample of 312 African American adolescents. Psychometric properties were evaluated with item analysis, factor analysis, and reliability estimation. The scale was refined to 23 items with a full scale Cronbach's alpha of .80. In Study 3, temporal stability was assessed with 88 African American adolescents. In Study 4, a cross-validation sample of predominantly White adolescents (N = 2) assessed whether the measure's psychometric properties and factor structure replicated in a more heterogeneous adolescent sample.
Citation InformationDavid Reitman, Janet S. St Lawrence, Kennis W. Jefferson, Edna Alleyne, et al.. "Factor Structure and Validation of an Adolescent Version of the Condom Attitude Scale: An Instrument for Measuring Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Condoms." Psychological Assessment Vol. 6 Iss. 4 (1994) p. 352 - 359 ISSN: 1040-3590
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