Development and Validation of A Short Form of the Attitude Toward Poverty Scale

  • Sung Hyun Yun University of Windsor, School of Social Work
  • Robert D. Weaver University of Windsor, School of Social Work
Keywords: Measurement, short form development, validation, factor analysis

Abstract

This study outlines the development and validation of a short form of the 37-item Attitude toward Poverty (ATP) scale. Employing a cross-sectional survey design, the authors sampled 319 undergraduate students at a mid-sized university located in central Canada. The short form evinced high levels of internal consistency ranging from .87 to .89. Evidence for the validity was established through correlational analyses and independent samples t-tests. The findings suggest the short form is a feasible alternative to the original ATP scale for researchers and academics seeking to assess the poverty-related attitudes of university students.

Author Biographies

Sung Hyun Yun, University of Windsor, School of Social Work
School of Social Work Assistant Professor
Robert D. Weaver, University of Windsor, School of Social Work
School of Social Work Assistant Professor
Published
2010-10-18
Section
Articles