Title

Validity of Scores on the Attitudes toward Diversity Scale (ATDS)

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

11 p.

Publication Date

4-1996

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Source Publication

Educational and Psychological Measurement

Source ISSN

0013-1644

Abstract

The Attitudes Toward Diversity scale (ATDS) was developed to measure the construct of attitudes toward diversity. It consists of 10 items representing each of three domains: attitudes toward diversity with regard to (a) coworkers, (b) supervisors, and (c) hiring and promotion decisions. To determine psychometric characteristics of scale scores, 349 full-time workers completed the instrument. Subjects included firefighters, police officers, first-line supervisors, technologists, clerical/secretarial workers, and managers. Confirmatory factor analysis indicates that the ATDS is three-dimensional, as hypothesized. Further analyses suggest that the scale has high internal consistency (a = .90) and is unaffected by a social desirability response style (r = -.09, n.s.).

Comments

Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 56, No. 2 (April 1996): 293-303. DOI.

Gary A. Adams was affiliated with Central Michigan University at the time of publication.