Development and Validation of Severity of Clan Feud Scale (SAFE) Among Meranaw Women in Lanao Del Sur (81300)

Session Information: Comparative Sociology
Session Chair: Annie Rose Cadeliña

Sunday, 26 May 2024 10:20
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 605
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

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The study aimed to develop and validate a Severity of Clan Feud Scale (SAFE) to assess the intensity of rido (clan feuds) among Meranaw women. The scale comprised 31 items focusing on Significance, Aggression, Frequency, and Escalation (SAFE) dimensions. A sample of 89 Meranaw women affected by clan feuds participated, selected through snowball and purposive sampling methods. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) was employed to validate the scale's reliability and validity. The final SAFE scale retained 14 items across the four dimensions, demonstrating good construct validity through CFA measures. Model-fit indices (CMIN/df, IFI, CFI, TLI, RMR, SRMR, RMSEA, PCLOSE, PNFI, and PGFI) aligned with established acceptance levels. The four-factor model exhibited a favorable fit for the data, meeting accepted thresholds. Construct reliability, evaluated via Cronbach's alpha (α >0.70) and composite reliabilities (CR>0.70), exceeded the recommended levels, affirming the scale's internal consistency. Convergent validity, assessed using Average Variance Extracted (AVE), surpassed the threshold value of 0.50, ensuring the scale's coherence. Discriminant validity was confirmed through Fornell and Larcker Criterion and Heterotrait-Monotrait (HTMT) Ratio analyses. Square root AVE values exceeded inter-construct correlations, satisfying the Fornell and Larcker Criterion. Additionally, all HTMT ratios fell below the threshold of .90, supporting the scale's ability to distinguish between constructs. In summary, the developed SAFE scale for assessing clan feud severity among Meranaw women demonstrated reliability, validity, and discriminant power, thus serving as a valuable tool for researchers and practitioners in understanding and addressing this societal issue.

Annie Rose Cadeliña, Mindanao State University, Philippines
Josefina Tabudlong, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Philippines

About the Presenter(s)
Ms ANNIE ROSE CADELIÑA is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS in Philippines

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