The construction and preliminary validation of a global belief in a just world scale and the exploratory analysis of the multidimensional belief in a just world scale
The goal of the present study was to create and validate a global belief in a just world scale and to assess the psychometric properties of the multidimensional just world scale using subjects in the United States. The desirable psychometric properties of the global belief in a just world scale make it a viable alternative to Rubin and Peplau's (Journal of Social Issues, 31, 65-90, 1975) just world scale. Analysis of the multidimensional just world scale suggests that the scale consists of three factors-interpersonal justice, socio-political justice, and cynicism/fatalism-and has poor psychometric properties. Both the global and multidimensional belief in a just world scale correlate positively with trust and internal locus of control. © 1991.
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