A construct validation for a resistance by Perceived Injustice Scale
Martin, Jacob Leeds
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This study develops and validates the Resistance by Perceived Injustice Scale (RPIS), which aims to capture attitudes of race and fairness in a way that explains resistance to organizational diversity policies and strategy. Through initial item generation and three studies, this scale is shown to be a reliable and valid measure which exhibits sufficient psychometric properties. Specifically, the RPIS is reduced to a final set of 17 items, captures distinct but interrelated dimensions, and is shown to be unique from existing related concepts. Finally, this scale is shown to predict support attitudes for many organizational diversity policies and strategies, and in some cases, explains variance in these attitudes beyond modern racism attitudes. This study not only adds to the diversity measurement literature by creating a scale more predictive of resistance than existing modern racism scales, but also helps explain how such modern prejudice manifests to express resistance.