International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Reliability and Validity of Adapted Ireland Drug Related Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs Scale among Adolescents in Malaysia
Amin Al Haadi Shafie, Nurul Ashikin Ahmat Miskam

Studies on public’s awareness level about drug addiction seem to be imperative to bring forth the concerned society that have knowledge on how to deal with drug addicts and open to accept and support drug addicts’ recovery process. This research was aimed to study the methodological procedures of instrumentation of scale in which to develop an adapted instrument from Ireland Drug Related- Knowledge, Attitude and Belief Scale (KAB) into Malaysians’ context. Face validity of this instrument was undertaken through drug addiction counselling experts’ assessment on English and Malay Language (back-to-back- translation) and the content of the items structured. A total of 310 university students were involved answering the questionnaire for reliability test through random sampling technique. Reliability test was recorded high and reliable which was 0.824. This signifies that the adapted Ireland Drug Related-Awareness (Knowledge, Attitude and Beliefs) Scale is highly reliable and applicable to be used among the Malaysian adolescents population.

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