ERIC Number: EJ1106143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Development and Validation of the Poverty Attributions Survey
Bennett, Robert M.; Raiz, Lisa; Davis, Tamara S.
Journal of Social Work Education, v52 n3 p347-359 2016
This article describes the process of developing and testing the Poverty Attribution Survey (PAS), a measure of poverty attributions. The PAS is theory based and includes original items as well as items from previously tested poverty attribution instruments. The PAS was electronically administered to a sample of state-licensed professional social workers. The three scales of the PAS--individual, cultural, and structural--demonstrated strong internal consistency reliability. We conducted exploratory factor analyses and forced three-factor analyses and retained items with factor loadings at or above 0.50. The items on each scale loaded as predicted with few exceptions. The PAS is a new tool for standardizing poverty attribution research. We discuss implications for social work education, research, and practice.
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Program Validation, Poverty, Social Work, Caseworkers, Online Surveys, Factor Analysis, Questionnaires, Test Reliability, Test Validity, College Faculty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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