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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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CRUZ DEL CASTILLO, Cinthia; DIAZ-LOVING, Rolando  e  MIRANDA NIETO, Erika. Development of a norms and beliefs scale for Mexican college students. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2009, vol.43, n.2, pp. 203-212. ISSN 0034-9690.

In order to develop and validate a scale to measure Norms and Beliefs in Mexican students, a 106 item Likert type scale was constructed from previous indigenous work and applied to 339 college females and 278 males. Orthogonal Factor analysis yields 7 conceptually clear and statistically robust factors and 67 remaining items with factor scores above .40, those factors are: homophobia, traditionalism, cloning, abortion, openness to change, drugs abuse and sexual openness. The total scale reliability is of.89. With the exception of openness to change, all means were under the theoretical mean. Finally, significant differences indicate higher acceptance of all factors by males.

Palavras-chave : Scale; Norms; Beliefs; Mexican college students.

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