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The psychometric properties of The Religious Status Inventory—'Being Ethical' subscale among Northern Irish adolescents

Mullan, M and Lewis, Christopher A (2007) The psychometric properties of The Religious Status Inventory—'Being Ethical' subscale among Northern Irish adolescents.

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Abstract

There are few self-report measures of morality. The Religious Status Inventory—'Being Ethical' subscale represents one approach. However, at present there is limited information on the psychometric properties of either the original 20-item version (RSInv-20) or the shortened embedded 10-item version (RSInv-S10). The aim of the present study was to provide psychometric data on the internal reliability of these two versions of the 'Being Ethical' subscale. As part of a larger study, 595 Northern Irish adolescents, drawn from both Grammar and Secondary schools, completed the RSInv-20. An unsatisfactory level of internal reliability was found for the RSInv-20 (Cronbach's alpha = 0.42), but a satisfactory level of internal reliability was found for the RSInv-S10 (Cronbach's alpha = 0.70). Subsequent item analysis produced an alternative 10-item version (RSInv-A10) that provided the optimum level of internal reliability for a 10-item measure in the present sample (Cronbach's alpha = 0.74). In addition, on all three versions of the measure (RSInv-20, RSInv-S10, and RSInv-A10), differences were found in levels of internal reliability among Grammar and Secondary school respondents, with the former producing higher levels of internal reliability.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. The article whose final and definitive form has been published in the Journal of Beliefs & Values 2007 copyright Taylor & Francis is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13617670701485821Contact the author via email at - ca.lewis@glyndwr.ac.uk for information about this article.
Keywords: The Religious Status Inventory, Being Ethical, subscale, Northern Ireland, adolescents
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Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 20:06
URI: http://glyndwr.collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/299

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