Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
M. Alexis Kennedy
Number of Pages
The purpose of this thesis was to examine the quality of the Attitudes Towards Prostitution (ATP) Scale while conducting a preliminary validation. A total of 325 participants completed the research for this study. Prior to the study, a portion of the ATP scale had been used in a diversion program for men arrested for soliciting prostitution, the Prostitution Offender Program of British Columbia (POPBC). An exploratory factor analysis identified multiple factors underlying the items included. The vast majority of the ninety items tested loaded significantly in the factor analysis suggesting that they were measuring the same underlying construct. To improve the clarity of the measure, forty-two of the ninety items were dropped from the original scale. The factors in the forty-eight item analysis revealed salient coefficients on three factors.
Attitudes; Preliminary; Prostitution; Scale; Towards; Validation
Psychology, Experimental; Criminology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Pucci, Nicole Andrea, "Preliminary validation of an Attitudes Towards Prostitution Scale" (2007). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 2134.