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Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale

  Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Scale is a 12-item, four-choice agreement rating scale. Authors: Michael Taylor and George Whitehead Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement: strongly agree, agree, disagree, strongly disagree. Subscales = 2 with sample item Moral/Legality 1. Abortion is not acceptable under any circumstances. External Influence 10. Abortions should be partially covered by insurance companies.   Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha = .92 in the scale development sample. Validity: The scale was significantly correlated with the Hess & Rueb abortion scale and the James religiosity scale. The results of a factor analysis yielded two factors.   Availability: The scale is available online in the article at Reference for the scale Taylor, M. G. and Whitehead, G. I. (2014) "The measurement of a

Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire

  Scale name: Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire Scale overview: The Attitudes Toward Abortion Questionnaire is a 4-item scale of attitudes toward abortion. Author(s) Matthew Feinberg et al. (See references below). Response Type: Items are rated on a 7-point scale of attitudes: 1 = Should definitely be illegal 4 = Unsure 7 = Should definitely be legal Sample item If the woman’s own health is seriously endangered by the pregnancy.   Reliability:   Cronbach’s alpha was . 87 in study 1 of the research article (Feinberg et al. 2014). Validity: Correlations with other scales are included in the research article. Availability: The full set of items can be found in the PsycTESTS reference.   Permission Test content may be reproduced and used for non-commercial research and educational purposes without seeking written permission. Distribution must be controlled, meaning only to the participants engaged in the research or enrolled in the educational a


  Scale name: POST ABORTION QUESTIONNAIRE PAQ Scale overview: The Post-Abortion Questionnaire (PAQ) has 4-items designed to identify the treatment preferences of college women following an abortion.   Response Type: Checklist and fill in the blank Partial example The following topics are suggested areas for post-abortion psychological support. Please indicate all areas that may be of interest to you by marking an X. ____Assist with grief and loss issues associated with abortion ____Assist with improving coping skills after abortion ____Assist with addressing guilt associated with abortion ____Assist with addressing spiritual issues associated with abortion [See the reference for the full PAQ.   Notes The authors used the PAQ in a study, which included measures of anxiety and depression, and grief. See the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology reference for the results and discussion.   NOTICE : The information about scales and measures is provid

Parent-Child Relationship Scale CPRS Review

  Scale name: Parent-Child Relationship Scale CPRS Scale overview: The Parent-Child Relationship Scale (CPRS) is a 15-item parent self-report rating of relational conflict and closeness. Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of applicability from 1 to 5. Instructions and number terms are as follows. Each items uses the same five point scale. Please assign the following values to each response: 1 = definitely does not apply 2 = not really 3 = neutral, not sure 4 = applies somewhat 5 = definitively applies Subscales = 2     Conflict 8-items: 2, 4, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14     Closeness 7- items: 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 15 Sample Scale items I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child. My child and I always seem to be struggling with each other. Scale statistics See Table 2 of the article below for means and standard deviations for mothers and fathers relationship ratings with boys and girls on each subscale at both time periods of age 54 month

Dad Data Single Parents and Children

When it comes to family structure, there's been considerable change in the United States. According to the 2020 census data from, 70 percent of American children live in a two-parent home--that is down from 85% in 1968. About 15.5% of children only live with their mothers. About 4.5 of children only live with their fathers. About 4% of children are not living with their parents- they may be with other relatives including grandparents. The link to the data Does it matter? Two Studies The analyses found that children in nondisrupted two-biological-parent and nondisrupted stepparent households consistently made greater progress in their math and reading performances over time than their peers in nondisrupted single-parent, disrupted two-biological-parent, and disrupted alternative families with multiple transitions. Sun & Li 2011 **********

Father-Daughter Relationship Scale

  Scale name: Father Daughter Relationship Scale Scale overview: The Father-Daughter Relationship Scale is a 9-item scale of perceived closeness, which was studied in a sample of young women. Authors: Jennie Brown, Laura Thompson, David Trafimow Response Type: All items are rated on a scale of 4 to 7 values depending on the questions about time or closeness. Subscales = 2 Closeness = 4 items Time together = 5 items Sample : One sample of mostly Euro-American or Hispanic American women between age 17 and 25. Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha = .89 Validity: Factor analysis reported.   Availability: See Appendix A, p. 214.   Reference for the scale Brown, J., Thompson, L. A., & Trafimow, D. (2002). The father-daughter relationship rating scale.  Psychological Reports ,  90 (1), 212–214.   Reference for using scales in research: Buy Creating Surveys  on GOOGLE BOOKS   AMAZON       Reference for clin