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ERIC Number: ED504456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Development and Initial Validation of a Satisfaction Scale on Diversity
Ioannou, Andri
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, Mar 24-28, 2008)
The objective of this study was to develop an instrument to measure faculty, staff, and graduate students' attitudes and perceptions about how successful is their school in addressing diversity related issues. We describe the development and initial validation of the Diversity Attitudinal Satisfaction (DAS) scale. Individuals (N=185) from a large public university completed the DAS scale. Exploratory factor analysis and reliability analysis suggested three subscales: Recruit & Retain, Education for Diversity, and Climate for Diversity. Additional analysis revealed significant differences on the mean subscale scores between groups of people (faculty/staff vs. graduate students; Whites vs. people of other ethnicities). Data tables and survey instrument are appended. (Contains 10 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A