Attitude Survey on Abortion Term Paper by jlatigue

Attitude Survey on Abortion
An attitude survey on abortion, based on the Likert scale model.
# 149512 | 722 words | 3 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 21, 2011 in Psychology (Testing) , Hot Topics (Abortion)

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The paper presents an attitude survey on the highly controversial subject of abortion. The paper outlines the design used as well as the administration, scoring and interpretation of this survey. The paper includes a copy of the abortion attitude survey at the end of the paper.

Survey Design
Administration, Scoring and Interpretation

From the Paper:

"The abortion survey was designed following the model of Rensis Likert who is the creator of the Likert scale. Surveys that follow this model are generally very easy to read, understand, and score. According to Mcleod (2008), "Likert developed the principle of measuring attitudes by asking people to respond to a series of statements about a topic, in terms of the extent to which they agree with them, and so tapping into the cognitive and affective components of attitudes" (para. 2). Although there are many different types of opinion based surveys to measure attitudes, the Likert scale allows room for people to not only agree or disagree, but also have no opinion about certain questions they are unsure about. The abortion survey allows an undecided answer in the case that a person taking the survey is unsure about a certain question posed. One negative aspect of the Likert scale is that since it allows room for people to state that they are unsure or have no opinion, there is also a possibility of people shifting their responses so as to not have their survey scores make them look bad. When creating a survey about abortion, the research showed that there are many arguments both for and against this particular issue and that made choosing survey questions very easy."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hogan, T. P. (2007). Psychological testing: A practical introduction (2nd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Mcleod, S. (2008). Likert Scale. Retrieved from
  • University of South Florida. (2011). Attitude Surveys. Retrieved from

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