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Christian Sociomoral Values Index

  Scale name: Christian Sociomoral Values Index Scale overview: This 13-item rating scale aims to measure the importance of select moral values commonly held among conservative Christians.   Response Type: Items are rated on a scale of agreement as follows: 1 = strongly disagree 2 = disagree 3 =   Neither Agree nor Disagree 4 = Agree 5 = Strongly agree Scale items = 13 1. All forms of birth control are sinful. 2. Birth control methods are acceptable if they do not cause an abortion. 3. Abortion is always sinful. 4. Premarital sex is always sinful. 5. Cohabitation is always sinful. 6. A biblical marriage is between one man and one woman. 7. Same-sex marriage is sinful. 8. Divorce is sinful. 9. Sexual orientation is a choice. 10. In a Christian marriage, a man and a woman submit to each other, but the man is always the head of the marriage. 11. Women have a vital role in Christian ministry, but they should not be priests or pastors. 12. Women have an important role

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


  It is no secret that the official position of the Catholic church opposes abortion. Many evangelicals groups also promote antiabortion positions. The subject of abortion continues to divide Americans as evident in survey data. This has been highlighted recently with the addition of Justice Barrett to the Supreme Court—a judge known for her prolife advocacy. In the summer, Justice Thomas famously attacked the court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade ( CNN ). In 2020, most Americans, the majority of whom are Christian, support abortion, though sizable percentages prefer laws that pose some limitations. Some important questions are not asked every year so, some data in the 2020 post refer to 2019, 2018, etc. The Gallup organization has looked at variations in opinions about abortion. This is helpful as advances in medical science make it possible for the unborn to live outside the womb at younger and younger ages. So, where do Americans stand on abortion? 79% support a legal abortion u