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The Ok-Religious Attitude Scale (Islam): introducing an instrument originated in Turkish for international use

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This study reports the content and psychometric properties of the Ok Religious Attitude Scale (in an Islamic tradition). Among two samples of university students (N = 934 and 388), high alpha coefficients were recorded (ranges between .81 and .91). Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses confirm that the scale with its four subscales (cognitive, emotional, behavioural and relational) form an ideal (first-order) or acceptable (higher-order) model. The scale revealed powerful criterion validity through its comparison with adapted versions of Francis Scale of Attitude Towards Christianity [FSAC] and Intrinsic Religiosity scale. In its final form the scale can be commended as a reliable, valid and viable instrument to be used in social science research.
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Keywords: Francis; Islam; Religious; Turkey; attitude; intrinsic; reliability; scale; validity

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Sosyal ve Beşeri Bilimler Fakültesi, Psikoloji Bölümü, Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, Hükümet Meydanı, No: 2, PK: 06030 Ulus, Altındağ, Ankara, Turkey

Publication date: January 2, 2016

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