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

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Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lipkus, I

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1171 - 1178

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0191-8869

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0191-8869(91)90081-L

Citation Source

  • Scopus