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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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FONSECA, Patrícia Nunes da et al. School attitudes scale: factor validity and reliability. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2007, vol.11, n.2, pp. 285-297. ISSN 1413-8557.

This research aimed at adapting the School Attitudes Scale (SAS), jointing evidences of its validity factor and reliability. Two studies were performed in João Pessoa (Paraíba). In Study 1 participants were 242 students, most of them from private schools (53.7%) and female (57.7%), with a mean age of 14.3 years old. In Study 2 participated 249 students, predominantly from private schools (51%) and female (54.6%), with a mean age of 14.6 years old. Participants answered the SAS and demographic questions in both studies. In the first study, a Principal Component analysis indicated a unidimensional structure, accounting for 33.9% of the total variance (a= .73). In the second study, a confirmatory factor analysis revealed as acceptable the one-factor model (AGFI = .90, and RMSEA = .08), with reliability of .70. It was concluded that this measure can be adequately used in researches in the context where it was adapted.

Keywords : Attitudes; Schools; Students.

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