Reliability and Validity of a Scale to Measure Prejudice toward Old Order Amish

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Title: Reliability and Validity of a Scale to Measure Prejudice toward Old Order Amish
Creators: McGuigan, William
Keywords: Amish
prejudice
Attitude Toward Amish scale
social categorization theory
Issue Date: 2014-04
Publisher: Ohio State University. Libraries
Citation: Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies v. 2, no. 1 (2014), p. 147-154.
Abstract: Numerous studies have examined prejudice in regard to race, age, sexual orientation, and gender, among others. However, there remains a paucity of research on prejudice toward Christian religious groups. In particular, prejudice towards one of America's fastest growing religious groups, the Old Order Amish, is rarely examined. Using social categorization theory and based on McConahay's modern and old-fashioned racism scale, an "Attitude Toward Amish" scale is developed and tested. Factor analysis revealed one dominant component and high internal reliability. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for future research of this rapidly growing population.
URI: https://doi.org/10.18061/1811/59684
http://hdl.handle.net/1811/59684
ISSN: 2471-6383
Rights: The author retains copyright ownership of this article. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce beyond the bounds of Fair Use or other exemptions to copyright law must be obtained from the author.
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