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Design and Validation of a Scale Measuring Attitudes toward Refugee Children

Department of Research Methods and Diagnostics in Education, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
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Sustainability 2019, 11(10), 2797;
Received: 12 March 2019 / Revised: 6 May 2019 / Accepted: 13 May 2019 / Published: 16 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intercultural Education and Sustainability)
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The aim of this study was to design, develop, and validate a questionnaire evaluating attitudes toward refugee children. Method: The questionnaire was analyzed using SPSS Software version 21.0 (IBM Corp., 2012, Armonk, NY, USA). Results: Cronbach’s α was greater than 0.9. According to an expert’s review, the instrument provided arithmetic means higher than 2.5, the dimensions evaluated had interclass correlation coefficients greater than 55, and the corrected correlation values of the item-total were greater than 0.35. Conclusions: The Attitude Questionnaire toward Refugee Children was found to be an adequate instrument for better understanding and measuring the attitudes of host countries’ citizens toward refugee children. View Full-Text
Keywords: scale validation; refugee children; education scale validation; refugee children; education
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Angelidou, G.; Aguaded-Ramírez, E.M.; Rodríguez-Sabiote, C. Design and Validation of a Scale Measuring Attitudes toward Refugee Children. Sustainability 2019, 11, 2797.

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