Mc Guckin, C., Cruise, S. M., & Lewis, C. A. ‘Temporal stability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity: Test-retest data over five weeks’ in Pastoral Psychology, 54, 2006, pp 555 - 559
Pastoral Psychology 54
Recently two studies have reported on the test-retest reliability of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity; however, these studies were limited to samples of university students. The present study examined the temporal stability of both the 24- and 7-item versions of the junior version of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity over a six-week period among a sample of 58 English children aged between 9 and 11 years old. Data demonstrated that stability across the two administrations was very high for both the 24- (r=.74) and 7-item (r=.67) versions, and there was no significant change between Time 1 and Time 2 for either version. These data support the short-term test-retest reliability of both the 24- and 7-item versions of the junior version of the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity among children.
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