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Reliability and validity of Palestinian student alienation scale

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To develop an a Arabic version of the Student Alienation Scale (SAS), two Arab bilinguals achieved consensus in their translation of the twenty-four items. Five hundred seventy-four students from 14 to 21 years of age completed the SAS, and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), Satisfaction With Life Scale (SWLS), the Symptom Checklist-90-R, and Spheres of Control (SOCQ). Internal consistency was found to be high (alpha = .75); split-half reliability was moderately high (.71), and test-retest was (r = .52, n = 29, p < .01). Estimates of concurrent validity indicated a significant correlation between the SAS and BDI, SWLS, SCL-90-R and SOCQ. The findings indicated that the Arabic version of SAS is suitable for use in research and clinical work

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Abadallah T. Reliability and validity of Palestinian student alienation scale. Adolescence. 1997;32(126):367-.


Methods Condition Gender Age Country Setting Sample size
healthy students 14 - 21 Palestine
Education Institute 574

Number of items

24 items


Measure does not require training

Required time

Not available

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