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ERIC Number: ED535575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 277
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1249-5920-7
The Development and Psychometric Properties of the Sources of Lesbian Relationship Self-Efficacy Scale
Pepper, Shanti M.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
This dissertation consisted of four studies that aimed to develop and explore the psychometric properties of the Sources of Lesbian Relationship Self-Efficacy Scale (SLRSE). Study 1 describes the initial item development of the SLRSE which consisted of focus group research, professional consultation, and a review of literature. The purpose of Study 2 was item reduction as well as establishing the content validity. In Study 3, further item reduction was conducted and the SLRSE's factor structure and reliability was assessed. The purpose of Study 4 was to conduct a confirmatory factor analysis and assess the validity of the SLRSE. Content, criterion, divergent, and known-groups validity were also explored in Study 4. For each study, the participant recruitment, inclusion criteria, procedures for collecting data, instruments, analysis of data, and a discussion of the results is presented. The results of these four studies indicated that the SLRSE evidenced a four-factor structure parallel to three of the four sources of self-efficacy. Moreover, the SLRSE evidenced sufficient reliability and validity. Nevertheless, further exploration of this scale's psychometric properties with a more heterogeneous sample is warranted. The limitations of this study, as well as the theoretical, research, and clinical implications are discussed. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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