Purpose: The purpose of the study was to develop both a valid and reliable scale to determine the attitudes of university students towards infertility.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted in two phases, Study 1 (n = 443) and Study 2 (n = 309), with university students. Item analysis, exploratory factor analysis, discriminant validity, and internal reliability were calculated in Study 1. Confirmatory factor analysis and internal reliability were calculated in Study 2.
Results: The result of exploratory factor analysis showed that the scale has a single factor structure with 12 items and confirmatory factor analysis indicated a good fit of the model for Attitudes Toward Infertility Scale. Cronbach’s alpha coefficients were .85 and .83 for two studies.
Conclusion: The findings of this study demonstrate that the Attitudes toward Infertility Scale is a reliable and valid instrument. Key words : Infertility, scale development, attitudes