Developing an Attitude Scale towards Young People

Suna H. E., Erkan Atik Z., Guney Karaman N., Cok F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.38, no.170, pp.347-360, 2013 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 170
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.347-360
  • Keywords: Attitude Toward Young People, Scale Development, Attitude, ADULT ATTITUDES, PARENTS, ALPHA, URBAN, CHILD
  • TED University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, developing a scale measuring attitudes toward young people was aimed. For the scale, labeled as Attitude Scale Toward Young People (ASTYP), firstly 71 attitude statements were written and after the expert opinions, pilot form of the scale was conducted with 60 items. The scale includes positive and negative attitude statements which are related to the cognitive, emotional and behavioral components of attitude. The validity and reliability studies of the scale were conducted on 302 adults. The evidence for the construct validity of the scale was provided progressively. The scale was composed of two factors (positive and negative approach) which explains 34.21 % of the total variance. The Cronbach alpha coefficients were calculated as .92 for positive approach, and .91 for negative approach. According to the result of the pilot study, 8 items which did not show the adequate qualifications were removed and as a result, attitude scale consisting of 52 items and two factors has been made ready for use.