DEVELOPMENT OF ATTITUDE SCALE TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTSJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.4, No. 31)
Publication Date: 2017-04-07
Authors : Suman Kumari Katoch;
Page : 5204-5209
Keywords : Keywords: Human rights; Validity; Reliability; Item analysis & Experience.;
The purpose of this study was to develop a valid attitude scale which measures the attitude of secondary school teachers towards human rights. For items writing of scale, criteria given by Thurstone and Chave (1929), Likert (1932), Bird (1940) and Edward & Kilpatrick (1948) was used. The first draft of test containing 52 items was administered on a sample of 208 secondary school teachers selected from government senior secondary schools. The „t‟ was computed as recommended by Edwards (1957). Thurston (1961) suggested that „t‟ value equal to or greater than 1.75 may be considered significant. So, the top 44 statements with the largest „t‟ values (greater than 1.75) was retained as final draft of the scale. The correlation between the scores of the two halves of the attitude scale was computed by product-moment method. The reliability of scale was 0.92 and content validity of the attitude scale was determined while considering the items in the scale in preliminary draft and getting the language of each item checked by language expert.
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