The Young Adults Form of the Attitude towards Women’s Working Scale: Development, Preliminary Validation and Measurement Invariance

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Devrim Erdem

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The purpose of this study was to develop an attitude scale towards women’s working. In line with this main purpose two studies were conducted to developed the instrument and assess its psychometric properties in different samples. The study 1 started with generates item pool, conduct exploratory factor analysis to reveal underlying factor structure of the latent variable and investigate reliability. The study 2 utilized a different sample and involved use of confirmatory factor analysis and intended to test measurement invariance according to gender. In study 1 after testing the structure of measure, a brief 9-item, tri-factor scale for the assessment of attitudes toward women’s working was emerged. Validity and reliability of the scale indicated that the attitude toward women’s working scale (ATWWS) had satisfactory psychometric features. In study 2, configural and metric invariance of the ATWWS was supported for females and males.

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Erdem, D. (2020). The Young Adults Form of the Attitude towards Women’s Working Scale: Development, Preliminary Validation and Measurement Invariance. International Journal of Assessment Tools in Education, 7(1), 43-61. Retrieved from http://ijate.net/index.php/ijate/article/view/775
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