The internal consistency reliability and construct validity of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity (Modified Short-Form) among 8- to 14-year-old Churchgoers in Australia

Leslie J. Francis, Ursula McKenna, Ruth Powell

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in the social scientific study of religion
EditorsRalph W. Hood Jr, Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter14
Pages300-318
Number of pages18
Volume31
ISBN (Electronic)9789004443969
ISBN (Print)9789004443488
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2020

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