Award Date

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Criminal Justice

First Committee Member

M. Alexis Kennedy

Number of Pages

101

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Attitudes; Preliminary; Prostitution; Scale; Towards; Validation

Controlled Subject

Psychology, Experimental; Criminology

File Format

pdf

File Size

2304 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/ijuk-ey31


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