This study examines the psychometric properties of a modified short form of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity. While the original seven-item short form contained two negatively voiced items, this modified form contains only one negatively voiced item, in order to improve the performance of the instrument among younger participants. Data provided by 10,084 young churchgoers between the ages of 8 and 14 years support the internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the instrument across the age range and commend the instrument for further use in research among this age group.
|Title of host publication||Research in the social scientific study of religion|
|Subtitle of host publication||A diversity of Paradigms|
|Editors||Ralph W. Hood Jr, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2020|