PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Christopher S. Dula
William T. Dalton III, Jon R. Webb, Andrea D. Clements
Sex offenses in the United States are a major public health concern. Attitudes toward sex offenders are generally very negative and to be officially identified as a sex offender brings on collateral consequences that reduce incentives not to reoffend. The extent to which attitudes toward sex offenders affect discriminatory behaviors and collateral consequences is not fully understood. The Sex Offender Attitude Scale was developed in an attempt to reliably and accurately measure attitudes and stigma toward sex offenders. Initial analyses indicated the SOAS was a reliable and valid instrument. This study aimed to provide additional evidence of the psychometric properties of the SOAS via statistical analyses, and findings supported this overarching goal. Future research and clinical implications are discussed.
Dissertation - Open Access
Bogle, Brandon C., "Further Assessment of the Psychometric Properties of the Sex Offender Attitude Scale" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1478. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/1478
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