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ERIC Number: EJ934921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Attitudes toward Prostitutes and Prostitution Scale: A New Tool for Measuring Public Attitudes toward Prostitutes and Prostitution
Levin, Lia; Peled, Einat
Research on Social Work Practice, v21 n5 p582-593 Sep 2011
Contemporary developments in social attitudes toward prostitution and prostitutes influence both social policies and the social work profession. Understanding individuals' attitudes toward these issues is necessary for the development of social interventions and policies aimed at reducing stigmata attached to them. This article describes a new research measure for the assessment of attitudes toward prostitutes and prostitution (the "Attitudes toward Prostitutes and Prostitution Scale"; APPS), and outlines its development process. Results from pilot studies using the APPS are presented, alongside detailed information regarding the measure's psychometric properties. The article concludes with a review of possible uses and limitations of the APPS. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures, and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel