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ERIC Number: EJ852135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Negative Stereotyping of Single Persons Scale: Initial Psychometric Development
Pignotti, Monica; Abell, Neil
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n5 p639-652 2009
Objectives: The current study presents an initial psychometric analysis of a three-dimensional scale designed to measure stereotyping of people who are single, defined as not currently legally married. Methods: Following expert review, proposed scale items are administered to 178 graduate and undergraduate students. Reliability analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis are conducted. Results: Coefficient alphas range from 0.87 to 0.91 on the proposed subscales and CFA result in all fit indices meeting recognized criteria for a good fit. Evidence for convergent validity is mixed. Conclusions: The present analysis indicates that the scale has excellent reliability and factorial validity. More research is needed to support convergent validity. Future research with different populations and more specific focus on older, non-cohabiting singles is recommended. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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