Development of an Instrument for Measuring Women’s Multi-Dimensional Attitudes towards Menopause

Nwagu E.K.N, Madu B.C., Ede E. N.


The study was undertaken to develop and validate an instrument for measuring cognitive, affective and behavioural aspects of attitudes of women toward menopause. The sample size for the study was 610 women from three Local Government Areas of Enugu in Nigeria. Models within Item Response Theory and Classical Test Theory were used for calibrating the subscales.

Analysis of the study indicate that the final three subscales of 33 item met standards for internal reliability, content validity, construct validity, criterion validity and convergent validity. This provides preliminary evidence to guarantee further use of this instrument for the purpose of measuring women’s attitudes toward menopause.


Key words: Instrument, attitude, cognitive, affective, behavioural, item response theory, classical test theory,

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