Tuesday, June 28, 2022

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 https://scholar.utc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1339&context=mps

Reference for the scale

Taylor, Michael G. and Whitehead, George I. (2014) "The measurement of attitudes toward abortion," Modern Psychological Studies, 20 : No. 1 , Article 7. Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol20/iss1/7

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