ISSN:2148-2489

STUDY OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE TWO DIMENSION SOCIO-DEMOGRAPHIC STATUS SCALE USING ITEM RESPONSE THEORY-I: ITEM SELECTION AND CONSTRUCTION OF FACTORS STRUCTURE


Socio-economic and socio-cultural status variables are the most commonly used variables in behavioral sciences. However, these variables are included in the analysis of the studies as nominal scales. This study aims to develop a scale that allows evaluating these variables in an interval scale. The study began by examining the socio-demographic variables of 266 articles that were printed between the years 1982 and 2013 and the electronic copies were accessible. In this direction, preliminary study was started by preparing 28 items. The participants of the study were 50 women and 58 men, a total of 108 people. As a result of preliminary study 4 items removed, one item revised and one item added. In the second study, a total of 1106 people, between the ages of 17 and 69 years, 695 women and 409 men (2 people did not mention gender) participated. In this study one item of the socio-economic sub-dimension was removed, and internal consistency coefficient of the 16 items were determined as 0.76. Internal consistency coefficient of socio-cultural sub-dimension with 8 items was calculated as 0.66. The developed scale is two sub-dimensional and gives a total score.


Keywords


socio-economic, socio-cultural, socio-demographic, A Socio-demographic Status Scale

Author : Arkun TATAR - Gaye SALTUKOĞLU
Number of pages: 48-64
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/ASOS.36786
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The Journal of Academic Social Sciences
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