Temporal stability of the Francis scale of attitude toward christianity among 9- To 11-year-old english children: test-retest data over six weeks

Christopher Alan Lewis, Sharon Mary Cruise, Conor Mc Guckin, Leslie J. Francis

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Abstract

Recently two studies have reported on the test-retest reliability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity; however, these studies were limited to samples of university students. This study examined the temporal stability of both the 24- and 7-item versions of the junior version of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity (Francis, 1978; Francis, Greer, & Gibson, 1991) over a six-week period among a sample of 58 English children aged between 9 and 11 years old. Data demonstrated that stability across the two administrations was very high for both the 24- (r=.74) and 7-item (r=.67) versions, and there was no significant change between Time 1 and Time 2 for either version. These data support the short-term test-retest reliability of both the 24- and 7-item versions of the junior version of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity among children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1081-1086
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Behavior and Personality
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitude toward christianity
  • Children
  • Internal consistency
  • Reliability
  • Religion
  • Temporal stability

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