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2013

Educational Psychology

University of Iowa

Classism

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Development And Psychometric Validation Of The Perceived Classism Scales: Measures Of Perceived Social Class Discrimination, Jovan Omar Hernandez Jul 2013

Development And Psychometric Validation Of The Perceived Classism Scales: Measures Of Perceived Social Class Discrimination, Jovan Omar Hernandez

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This paper discusses the development of the Perceived Classism Scales. Three separate studies were conducted to create and validate scales designed to measure Liu, Soleck, Hopps, Dunston, and Pickett's (2004) upward, downward, and lateral classism constructs in their Modern Classism Theory. An initial pool of 51-items was created to assess each of the three classism domains. Three hundred and three individuals participated in the first study, which consisted of an exploratory factor analysis of the 51 items. Results from the first study provided preliminary support for the measurement of two factors. The 51 items were pared down to two ...