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J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac 2017, 15(1): 37-47 Back to browse issues page
A STUDY OF PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PERSIAN VERSION OF ATTITUDES TOWARD FERTILITY AND CHILDBEARING SCALE
Dr Fereshteh Baezzat 1, Dr Ahmad Ahmadi Ghozlojeh2, Mr Yosefali Marzbani3, Mr Alireza Karimi4, Mr Behzad Azarnioshan3
1- Associate professor Associate professor of psychology departmant, Mazandaran University (Corresponding Author) , baezzat12@gmail.com
2- PhD Shahid Chamran university of Ahwaz
3- MSc student Mazandaran University
4- MSc Tehran University
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Background & Aims: The first important factor in the formation of fertility intentions is the individual’s attitude and having a positive attitude is a precondition for having a positive intention. Because the measuring attitude requires a reliable and valid scale, therefore the purpose of this study was to investigate psychometric properties of Persian version of attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale.

Materials & Methods: The study population consisted of married women of Babolsar City in 2015. Considering the entry and exit criteria, using random sampling method chosen 300 women and completed Persian version of attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale. for the data analysis, Cronbach's alpha coefficient, exploratory factor analysis and Pearson correlation coefficient was used.

Results: As a result of detailed study of Cronbach's alpha coefficient scale, 3 items due to lack of appropriate correlation with whole removed and one items due to lack of acceptable coefficient on the extracted factors removed. Finally, Persian version of attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale with 23 items and four subscales were formulated. The subscales include children as the base of life, the child as a barrier, postpone the fertility to future and Fertility after the fulfillment of preconditions.. Using the criterion validity and construct validity was confirmed the validity of the Persian version of scale. Also, with using Cronbach's alpha coefficient, the reliability of the subscales was between 0.74 to 0.86 and reliability of the scale was 0/79.

Conclusion: Considering the Appropriate psychometric properties of Persian version of attitudes toward fertility and childbearing scale, this scale can be used for the measurement of the attitudes in research related to fertility and childbearing.

Keywords: Reliability, validity, factor structure, attitude, childbearing
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Baezzat F, Ahmadi Ghozlojeh A, Marzbani Y, Karimi A, Azarnioshan B. A STUDY OF PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF PERSIAN VERSION OF ATTITUDES TOWARD FERTILITY AND CHILDBEARING SCALE. J Urmia Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2017; 15 (1) :37-47
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Volume 15, Number 1 (April 2017) Back to browse issues page
مجله دانشکده پرستاری و مامایی ارومیه  Journal of Urmia Nursing And Midwifery Faculty
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