Volume 12, Number 3 (10-2006)                   IJPCP 2006, 12(3): 230-235 | Back to browse issues page


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Rajabi G. Validating the Measuring Attitude Toward Smoking Scale. IJPCP. 2006; 12 (3) :230-235
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-7-en.html

, E-mail: r_rajabi@yahoo.com
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Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this research was to validate Measuring Attitude Toward Smoking Scale among university students.

Method: From 250 Shahid Chamran University students that were selected using a multi-phase random method, 233 students (113 female, 120 males) completed the Measuring Attitude Toward Smoking Scale. To assess the validity of this measure, principal components analysis (Varimax rotation) was used.

Results: Cronbach,s and split-half reliability coefficients (internal consistency) were satisfactory for the whole scale and in extracted four factors. In the factor analysis of this scale using the principal components analysis (Varimax rotation) four factors were extracted: relationship with smokers, smoking restrictions and laws, health and non-smoke settings, and non-name.

Conclusion: Measuring Attitude Toward Smoking Scale can be used as a reliable and valid instrument in educational and research settings, particularly in assessing the attitudes of smokers and non-smokers toward smoking.
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Received: 2007/01/27

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