ERIC Number: ED194625
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Guttman-Jordan Facet Design and the Study of Law-Related Attitudes.
Jacobson, Michael; Palonsky, Stuart
The development of an Attitude-Behavior Scale through an application of Guttman-Jordan facet design is detailed. The attitude scale was constructed to meet the need in law-related education for a valid attitudinal instrument to be used in research settings and in attitude change situations. A legal education program was used as a treatment in a quasi-experimental research design. Correlates/predictors of law-related attitudes were investigated through analysis of the responses of (1) 304 elementary students; (2) 112 eighth-grade students; and (3) 53 institutionally confined juveniles. Results indicate instrument reliability, decreases in positive attitude toward the law with age, and, the success of legal education intervention. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Attitude Behavior Scale Law Education; Guttman Jordan Facet Design; Guttman Scales
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (64th, Boston, MA, April 7-11, 1980).