Development of Terrorism Impact Scale: Initial Validity and Reliability Analyses (Report)
Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 2010, Dec 30, 8, 2
Pakistan Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
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Byline: Farah Malik, Rabia Khawar, Rabia Iftikhar, Saima Saeed and Rehana Ilyas This study describes the development and psychometric properties of Terrorism Impact Scale (TIS). Items generated were based on two focus groups with journalists, personnel from security forces and experts from different walks of life, in-depth interviews conducted with religious scholars and a preliminary questionnaire administered to the survivors of terrorist attacks, witnesses and general public in Lahore. Initially, a pool of 200 items was generated tapping different types of impact of terrorism in the society (e.g., emotional, psychological, and socio-cultural). An expert opinion based pool of 95 items was retained for initial empirical evaluation on four groups (students, general public, terror attack survivors, and security forces, N = 280). The factor analytic strategy generated 5 clusters with 64 items, labeled as State Affairs, Psychosocial Distress, Civic Affairs, Governance Issues, and Resilience. TIS demonstrated significant construct validity and reliability overall and for its 5 subscales.
- Category: Psychology
- Published: Dec 30, 2010
- Publisher: Asianet-Pakistan
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 37 Pages
- Language: English