ERIC Number: EJ914517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Measuring Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness: Preliminary Reliability of a Caregiver Attitudes and Beliefs Survey
Russell, Beth S.; Britner, Preston A.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v15 n6 p760-772 Dec 2006
Recent estimates of Shaken Baby Syndrome awareness suggest that approximately half of all American adults have not heard of the often devastating risks of shaking an infant. Using a sample of 288 undergraduate students, we developed a measure of attitudes around infant care practices. A total of 264 community participants completed a revised survey. Between-group comparisons, exploratory factor analyses, and internal consistency tests were employed to determine the directionality and reliability of any scale structure present in the data. A five factor structure fits the data reliably, and each of these factors seems to represent a unique dimension. Implications for using this measure clinically and preventatively are discussed.
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Caregiver Attitudes, Factor Structure, Infants, Infant Care, Violence, Caregivers, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Test Reliability, Measurement Techniques, Surveys, Comparative Analysis, Evaluation Methods, Risk
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