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ERIC Number: EJ955742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Development of the Distance from Privilege Measures: A Tool for Understanding the Persistence of Talented Women in STEM
Kerr, Barbara A.; Multon, Karen D.; Syme, Maggie L.; Fry, Nancy M.; Owens, Rhea; Hammond, Marie; Robinson-Kurpius, Sharon
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n1 p88-102 Feb 2012
This article reports on the development and validation of the Distance from Privilege (DFP) measures. Items for the measures were developed on theoretical grounds. The primary sample consisted of 292 undergraduates with various majors from a Midwestern University and a Historically Black University in the south. One of the measures is the DFP-Resources scale which consists of 11 items with two factors described as social capital and economic resources. The other measure is the DFP-Status scale that has 10 items and one factor. Results revealed that the DFP consists of two measures with good internal consistency and construct validity. Each measure accounts for a sufficiently high proportion of the overall variance and has moderately high stability over time. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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