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Development of Peer Pressure Scale:Reliability, Validity and Factor Structure


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1 Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
     

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The present study examines the factor structure of Peer Pressure Scale (PPS) for a group of 446 adolescents in the age group of 16-19. Initially 53 items were selected and item analyses, item discrimination and factor analysis was conducted. Based on experts' comments, primary analysis and factor analysis, few inappropriate items were discarded and 29 items were retained for final version of the scale. The reliability co-efficient Cronbach's alpha was calculated .82 for the final version of the Peer Pressure Scale. The final version of the scale comprised of four factors with 55% of variance. More future researches are suggested on different sample for reliability and improvement of the factor structure of the scale.

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Peer Pressure, Reliability, Validity, Factor Structure.
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Authors

Sandeep Singh
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
Sunil Saini
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India
Neelam Goyal
Department of Applied Psychology, GJUS&T, Hisar, Haryana, India

Abstract


The present study examines the factor structure of Peer Pressure Scale (PPS) for a group of 446 adolescents in the age group of 16-19. Initially 53 items were selected and item analyses, item discrimination and factor analysis was conducted. Based on experts' comments, primary analysis and factor analysis, few inappropriate items were discarded and 29 items were retained for final version of the scale. The reliability co-efficient Cronbach's alpha was calculated .82 for the final version of the Peer Pressure Scale. The final version of the scale comprised of four factors with 55% of variance. More future researches are suggested on different sample for reliability and improvement of the factor structure of the scale.

Keywords


Peer Pressure, Reliability, Validity, Factor Structure.