Temporal stability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity short-form among 10- to 12-year-old English children: test-retest data over 15 weeks

Christopher Alan Lewis, Sharon Mary Cruise, Bill Lattimer

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Abstract

Recently three studies have reported on the test-retest reliability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity; however, these studies were limited to comparatively small samples (Ns = 39, 114, 58). The present study examined the temporal stability of the 7-item version of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity over a 15-week period among a sample of 581 English children aged between 10 and 12 years. Data demonstrated that stability across the two administrations was very high (r =.79); however, there was a significant change in mean scores between Time 1 and Time 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-267
Number of pages9
JournalArchive for the Psychology of Religion
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitude toward Christianity
  • Children
  • Internal consistency reliability
  • Religion
  • Temporal stability

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