Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Climate Survey (CANPCS)
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The purpose of this survey is to examine beliefs about whether child abuse and neglect is a significant problem in the local community, self-efficacy toward preventing child abuse and neglect, personal and community responsibility to reduce child abuse and neglect, confidence that child abuse and neglect can be reduced, and perceptions about effective prevention approaches.
The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Climate Survey (CANPCS; Todahl et al., 2020) was developed to investigate public attitudes, knowledge, and behaviors about child abuse prevention. Statements for this instrument were based on social norms theory (Berkowitz, 2005) and the Theory of Planned Behavior (TBD; Ajzen, 1991). Face validity and clarity of first draft items were evaluated in structured interviews with pilot survey participants. The resulting CANPCS was evaluated in a random sample of adult residents in Lane County, Oregon. No further validity or reliablity results were reported for this survey. Limitations and suggestions for further research were noted. (PsycTests Database Record (c) 2021 APA, all rights reserved)
Todahl, Jeff; Barkhurst, Phyllis D.; Watford, Kayla; Gau, Jeff M.
Todahl, Jeff: firstname.lastname@example.org
Todahl, Jeff. University of Oregon, Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, Eugene, Oregon, United States
Barkhurst, Phyllis D.. University of Oregon, Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect, Eugene, Oregon, United States
Watford, Kayla. United Way of Lane County, Springfield, Oregon, United States
Gau, Jeff M.. Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, Oregon, United States
Todahl, Jeff, University of Oregon, Center for the Prevention of Abuse and Neglect 1244 Walnut St.Eugene, Oregon, United States, email@example.com
Items are rated using Likert scale (e.g., Strongly Disagree, Disagree, Agree, and Strongly Agree) and open-ended responses. Scenarios are also presented.
Attitudes toward Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
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Test Items Available:
5300 Attitudes, Interests, Values, and Expectancies
No reliability indicated.
No validity indicated.
Principal Component Analysis: The authors noted that a principal component analysis was conducted to assess whether items held together conceptually. However, the results of this analysis were not reported.
1000 Test Validity
1200 Factor Analysis
1230 Principal Component Analysis
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The final draft of the survey includes 50-scaled questions, two open-ended questions, and two scenarios.
Adulthood (18 yrs & older); Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs); Thirties (30-39 yrs); Middle Age (40-64 yrs); Aged (65 yrs & older)
Human; Male; Female
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Location: United States
Sample: Adult Residents (Ages 18-75 and Older)
Child Abuse and Neglect; Community-Based Change; Face Validity; Prevention Climate; Public Attitudes
Attitude Measures; Child Abuse; Child Neglect; Community Attitudes; Community Involvement; Crime Prevention; Public Opinion; Social Change; Social Issues; Face Validity
Todahl, Jeff (2020). Child abuse and neglect prevention: A survey of public opinion toward community-based change. Journal of Public Child Welfare, 14(3), 277-295. doi: 10.1080/15548732.2019.1612499
PsycINFO Record: 2020-40102-001
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