Measuring settler attitudes: Donald L. Rubin, Adam Landon, Michael Tarrant, Lee Stoner, Logan Mintz, ‘Measuring Attitudes Toward the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: An Index of Global Citizenship’, Journal of Global Citizenship & Equity Education, 5, 1, 2016
Abstract: Global citizenship has emerged as a key objective of liberal education. Because the status of Indigenous Peoples worldwide is inextricably linked to globalization and imperialism, mainstream culture students’ attitudes toward the rights of Indigenous Peoples can be taken as an index of global citizenship. The items comprising the Measure of Attitudes Toward the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (MATRIP) draw directly from the United Nations’ 2007 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Twenty-three statements about Indigenous Peoples’ rights—as explicated in the UN Declaration—were transformed into Likert-type items measuring five dimensions: Preservation ofCulture, Lands & Resources, Self-Governance, Restitution, and Services and Representation. Surveys were administered to 226 undergraduates. MATRIP measurement properties were tested using confirmatory factor analysis. Results indicate that a final scale consisting of 20 items adequately measures the hypothesized dimensions.
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