Measuring Intergroup Helping Behaviors in Favor of Refugees: The Construction of the Collective Giving and Collective Acting Scale (CGCAs)
Mado Hanioti (Center for Social and Cultural Psychology, Université Libre de Bruxelles)
Abstract. The aim of this research was to develop an instrument to measure intergroup helping behaviors towards refugees. The final version of the instruments consists of two sub-scales. The first sub-scale comprises seven items related to Collective Giving, which include traditional forms of volunteerism, but also broader philanthropic actions. The second sub-scale comprises of six items related to Collective Acting, which cover political and non-political social actions in favor of refugees. Items were generated via an inductive method using semi-structured interviews conducted on the target population (n=18), then pretested on a separate sample (n=222) and then administered on a third sample at two different timepoints (n=330). The exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses appear to support a bidimensional structure, with both sub-scales yielding good reliability and validity analyses. We therefore conclude that this new measure can be useful tool to investigate intergroup helping behaviors in favor of refugees in an easy and condensed way.
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