Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.2, 75-92

Student attitudes to religious and ideological diversity - Development of a survey instrument based on the item response theory

The article describes the development of a test instrument to measure students’ attitudes to-wards religious diversity using he Construct Modeling approach. The test instrument focuses on attitudes towards Muslims, Christians, Jews, and non-religious people using a scale of varying degree of social proximity. In a pilot study the responses of 114 participants were col-lected and analyzed employing the Item Response Theory. The calibration of the test instru-ment, evidence for its reliability and validity as well as preliminary results are discussed.

religious diversity, attitudes, students, Construct Modeling, Item Response Theory

Theo-Web. Academic Journal of Religious Education 16 (2017), V.2