Development of an attitude scale for personal health Public Deposited

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  • The purposes of this study were to construct a Likert scale to measure the attitudes of individuals toward their personal health, then to establish the reliability and validity of the scale. A 22 item scale was developed from computer part whole analysis of 100 random items written and edited by experts in the field. Splithalf reliability was found to be .66 by the Pearson Product Moment Coefficient, corrected to .80 by the Spearman Brown Formula. A known group validation was carried out using 100 students and 50 professional health educators. Possible uses for the developed scale were enumerated and potentials for improvements are given in the conclusion.
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