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ERIC Number: EJ779432
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
Feminist Identity Development Measures: Comparing the Psychometrics of Three Instruments
Moradi, Bonnie; Subich, Linda Mezydlo
Counseling Psychologist, v30 n1 p66-86 2002
Reliability and validity of three current instruments (Feminist Identity Scale [FIS], Feminist Identity Development Scale [FIDS]J Feminist Identity Composite [FIC]) used to operationalize Downing and Roush's model of feminist identity development were compared. A sample of 245 women completed all three instruments, and a separate sample of 35 women repeated them over a 2-week interval. Only the FIC had acceptable internal consistency reliability for all subscales. Subscale stability for all instruments generally was moderate, except for Active Commitment. Subscale relations with perceived sexist events, self-esteem, social desirability, and preference for a male or female therapist generally were supportive of discriminant and convergent validity for all instruments. Content validity based on three judges' item evaluations suggested the FIDS fared best overall. Finally, confirmatory factor analysis procedures did not support definitively the structural validity of any of the instruments, but trends suggested the FIC, and perhaps the FIDS, were superior to the FIS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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