Development of the Attitudes toward Infertility Scale (ATIS): validity and reliability study


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Siyez D. M. , Esen E., Baran B., Seymenler S., Kağnıcı D. Y. , Siyez E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, pp.173-180, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.403064
  • Journal Name: CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.173-180
  • Keywords: Infertility, scale development, attitudes, REPRODUCTIVE AGE, FERTILITY, KNOWLEDGE, ALTERNATIVES, POPULATION, AWARENESS, STUDENTS, PEOPLE, FEMALE, WOMEN
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Abstract

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