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ERIC Number: ED189494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Reliability of the Attitudes Toward Women Scale (AWS) and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ).
Yoder, Jan D.; And Others
In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of empirical research directed toward the issue of sex-roles, including the development of evaluative instruments such as the Attitudes Toward Women Scale (AWS) and the Personal Attributes Questionnaire (PAQ). The United States Military Academy's Project Athena, designed to examine the impact of admitting women to the military academy on both the institution and individual cadets, has repeatedly tested the cadet population with several psychological measures using a longitudinal design procedure. Cadets completed the AWS and PAQ before and after cadet basic training. The PAQ was also administered five times throughout a two-year period. Results indicated that the AWS and PAQ tests were reliable and that the PAQ scores were quite stable over time. The internal consistency coefficients were very high for both measures. The test-retest reliability coefficients suggest that both these scales measure relatively stable characteristics of the respondents. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitudes Toward Women Scale; Personal Attributes Questionnaire
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Wastern Psychological Association (51st, Hartford, CT, April 9-12, 1980). References will reproduce marginally.